If you missed The Strain last year when FX debuted Season 1 of this hit vampire series, then you missed a gruesome, thrilling carnival ride of terror that pays homage to the best 80s horror movies. The Strain Season 2 is getting ready for its big summer premiere, and to celebrate, the first full trailer and poster have arrived. And from the looks of things, it's fight or die time for our band of heroes!

The battle line between humans and vamps has been drawn, and its a full on war between the New York City survivors led by CDC epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and a new strain of blood-thirsty monsters who want to decimate humankind. Show newcomer Samantha Mathis is revealed as a city council woman who declares, 'We're going to take back this island one block at a time!' But that appears to be a pretty tough mission judging from this edge-of-your-seat sneak peek.

In The Strain Season 2, Manhattan is completely overrun by creeping ghouls as their ancient Master begins to go through what is described as a 'wondrous transformation'. Will The Master make good on his evil plan? Or will Ephraim Goodweather and Nora Martinez be able to find a cure that ends the horrifying madness? Carlton Cuse returns to executive produce and serve as show runner for The Strain Season 2. Stay tuned for an official release date, and prepare for 13 episodes of gleefully gory thrills unlike anything else playing on the small screen over these next four months:

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<strong><em>The Strain</em></strong> Season 2 Poster

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