The Disgusting Billboard For “The Strain” Is Grossing Out Los Angeles

This photo is NOT it — we’re sparing you! UPDATE: The billboards are being replaced in “several locations.”

1. This is not the image on the billboards for FX’s new vampire horror show, The Strain, co-created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.


2. Nor is this! But it could be!


3. Here it is, three blocks from the BuzzFeed L.A. office.

Kate Aurthur/BuzzFeed

4. Yes, this is the big version of what’s on all the billboards.


Let it be known I’m all for this show — I liked the pilot, and plan to watch more. It’s a horror show, and people who want to watch can see it in its 10 p.m. time slot when it premieres on Sunday, July 13.

But as a parent of small children — not to mention an adult human being who hates worms coming out of eyes — I’m surprised to see this image on public streets. I live in fear of my 4-year-old noticing it (he would cry, literally) and have taken to driving out of my way to avoid places where I know the billboard is.


A representative for FX informed BuzzFeed that the network is “in the process of replacing the key art for The Strain on outdoor media in several locations.” When asked for details — how many locations? in New York also? — the representative did not respond immediately.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

    Now Buzzing