The Mist: Season 1 Reviews

January 18, 2020
It is a well-made, if somewhat dour, creep show that delivers the shocks and awfulness you would be watching for in the first place and manages some decent dialogue in between.
Top Critic
January 18, 2020
Not nearly enough horror, way too much exposition (in the opener). Even the fog seems a little bored hanging around for something to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 18, 2020
Overall, the first episode of the Spike series does a fine job setting up its central characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 28, 2017
This Spike TV show takes just as much interest in the reactions of seemingly sane folk to imminent danger as the nature of that danger itself, pairing the chills of horror with a considered psychological component.
June 23, 2017
When the violence comes, it arrives from the blue without warning.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 23, 2017
The Mist could be a satisfyingly complex chiller, scaring viewers not just with unexpected jumps and amped-up creepy crawlies, but with the more human monsters who are all trapped together inside, waiting out the weather.
June 23, 2017
There's something in the mist. And we're off!
Top Critic
June 23, 2017
The original movie surprised viewers with low expectations, and the TV version just might do the same.
June 23, 2017
There's room for interesting rehashes that bring new perspectives and ideas. The Mist is definitely not one of them.One adaptation was enough.
June 23, 2017
The acting is no great shakes but the special effects and overall atmosphere are overriding plusses.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 22, 2017
Making sense of this mess is probably impossible and not worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 22, 2017
To basically every character in The Mist, allow me to paraphrase the hero of the movie version of a different Stephen King novella: Get busy being better written, or get busy dying.
June 21, 2017
The horror genre is jam-packed with spine-tingling tales, which makes The Mist nothing more than a light fog.
June 21, 2017
It is a well-made, if somewhat dour, creep show that delivers the shocks and awfulness you would be watching for in the first place and manages some decent dialogue in between.
June 21, 2017
The Mist might just be an opening act for a run at real relevance.
June 21, 2017
Given the understandably low budget, it would have been smarter to play with the unknown enemy in the mist instead of making such a literal horror show.
June 19, 2017
The pilot episode doesn't inspire hopes that Torpe can handle a nuanced mix of horror and metaphorical context.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 19, 2017
What will determine whether "The Mist" is the summer hit it aspires to be isn't the gore: It's the effectiveness of the psychological terror. It is moderately successful in the first episode, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2017
This version tries to have it both ways - goofy and serious - and leaves viewers on the outside looking in, rooting for the mist instead of those running from it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 9, 2017
The cinematography here is excellent, creating a foreboding atmosphere, and the cast is, by turns, clueless, shrill, heroic, stunned and angry - King's usual recipe for horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4