True Blood meets true horror in The Strain

Tonight’s pick: The Strain — FOX8, 8.30pm est

FANS and critics are raving about Guillermo Del Toro’s original take on the horror genre with The Strain.

When a plane lands with everyone on board dead, Dr Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate. But what looks at first like a viral outbreak might be the beginning of something more sinister. What is the virus? And what does it turn its victims into?

Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 87 per cent. It’s brilliant work from the director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim.

- Charles Purcell

Rob Lowe gets us ready for Shark Week … and Sharknado 2!

ROB Lowe has appeared in a hilarious promo for Shark Week in the US.

But he might as well also be throwing chum in the water for this week’s epic premiere of Sharknado 2, the sequel to the cult film.

This time, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites … and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple!

Sharknado 2: The Second One — Syfy, Thursday 11.30am / 9.30pm EST.

- Charles Purcell

Our favourite fan costumes of Comic-Con … including Daniel Radcliffe’s!

WE’VE had TV show launches, sneak peaks, celebrity appearances and panels galore during this week’s Comic-Con event in the US.

But the real stars have been the fans willing to dress up as their favourite character of fantasy.

How many heroes and heroines can you recognise? Even Daniel Radcliffe managed to sneak in incognito dressed as Spider-Man!

- Charles Purcell

Anna Paquin goes purple to celebrate the end of True Blood

True Blood: showcaseaustraliatonight 8.30pm est

OUR favourite fairy, Anna “Sookie” Paquin, was spotted sporting a new look at the True Blood showcase at Comic-Con. Maybe she was tired of all that vampire red?

Read what she and the other cast members had to say about the final season here.

And don’t miss tonight’s episode, where Sookie makes a shocking discovery, while Eric and Pam forge an unlikely alliance.

Watch True Blood on showcase on Mondays at 3.30pm est
(8.30pm encore).

Check out Outlander’s opening credits
Outlander’s official opening credits were revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con, featuring new footage from the series. Take a look and listen here.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened.
Outlander premieres on SoHo on August 14.- Charles Purcell

Check out Outlander’s opening credits

Outlander’s official opening credits were revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con, featuring new footage from the series. Take a look and listen here.

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened.

Outlander premieres on SoHo on August 14.
- Charles Purcell