The Fall, the second chapter in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s Strain Trilogy, was released by HarperCollins last week, and the publisher has shared with us a great video interview of del Toro discussing the book and the vampire lore that inspired him.
New York is in chaos. Fires burn uncontested on deserted streets and avenues. Looters have their way with abandoned shops. Desperately overextended and underinformed emergency response teams are all that remain of the city’s shattered infrastructure. Masses of panicked citizens clog the highways and train stations, frantic for any means of escape. And what they don’t know is that they are fleeing a fate much worse than death.
The Strain was an instant global bestseller lauded by Nelson DeMille as “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton”. At its conclusion, the omnipotent vampire Master unleashed a plague of bloodlust on the world, crippling major cities and leaving little hope for humanity.