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