The Mist – Stephen King’s adaptation oozes a familiarity in which old-school horror fans will be happy – review – Telegraph.co.uk

Stephen King is having a summer to remember, with screen versions of The Dark Tower, Mr Mercedes and scary clown classic IT reaffirming his position as doyen of modern horror. Never one to miss a trend Netflix has secured the rights to Spike TVs 10-part drama based on his 1980 novella, The Mist, about a New England town consumed by a feral fog.

With so many King properties being revived, a hit-and-miss strike rate is inevitable. And while the new take on The Mist (a movie version, by Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont, received acclaim in 2007) is nowhere near as disastrous as Idris Elba and Matthew McConaugheys misfiring Dark Tower, it never quite rises above the mid-tier of King adaptations.

The setting is the authors usual milieu of a town in deepest Maine, populated by the traditional jocks, nerds, gossips and donut-chomping cops.A mysterious cloud front billows down from the surrounding hills, brimming with invisible monsters and triggering madness in the locals.

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The Mist – Stephen King’s adaptation oozes a familiarity in which old-school horror fans will be happy – review – Telegraph.co.uk

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