The teaser trailer for Spike’s television adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novella “The Mist” delivers gore and then some. If you’re not down with seeing blood, eye sockets and rotting flesh, then proceed with caution.
The footage suggests that, in addition to the monsters residing in mysterious fog that’s enshrouded the small town, there’s plenty to fear from the residents themselves. “Take away food, take away water,” one of the character cautions, “people start doing bad things.”
Previously adapted as a film in 2007 by Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Walking Dead”), “The Mist” centers on a small town that’s suddenly enveloped in an unnatural fog that conceals otherworldly threats. Here’s the official synopsis for the TV series:
Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s “The Mist” centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
Debuting June 22 on Spike, “The Mist” stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isaiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.