NETFLIX / OUT NOW / EPISODES VIEWED 8 DI­REC­TOR Chris­tian Torpe CAST Alyssa suther­land, Gus Birn­ery, Luke Cos­grove, Holly De­veaux, Okezie Moro

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DRAWN FROM STEPHEN King’s 1980 novella, this grisly adap­ta­tion sees the town of Bridgeville, Maine, smoth­ered by an im­pen­e­tra­ble fog, one pop­u­lated by a menagerie of car­niv­o­rous hell­beasts. The episodes flit be­tween clutches of holed-up sur­vivors as they bicker, fall out and get vi­o­lently evis­cer­ated. How­ever, there’s scant in the way of an over­ar­ch­ing nar­ra­tive, with hoary sub­plots (jock date-rapist, doom­say­ing pri­est, shady out-of-towner) and lib­eral gore no sub­sti­tute for ac­tual scares. Not close to the power of Frank Darabont’s 2007 movie and bor­row­ing lit­tle from King’s orig­i­nal story, this Mist’s only real con­nec­tion to its su­pe­rior for­bears is in­clement weather.

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