When it comes to horror thrillers, the first name that strikes our minds is, without a doubt, Stephen King. The King of Horror has inspired multiple masterpieces on both the small and silver screens. Among his creations, one worthwhile mention is the 1980 novella, ‘The Mist’, which was made into a movie by Frank Darabont in 2007. It was then developed into a series by executive producer and writer, Christian Torpe.
‘The Mist‘ chronicles the events after a mysterious mist slowly starts enveloping the town of Bridgeville in Maine. The fog is so dense that it limits visibility, almost making it opaque and impenetrable. However, this is not the only case. Anyone who enters the mist is attacked by strange anomalies, often resulting in his/her death. As a result, several people get trapped in certain venues, including a shopping mall, a church, and a hospital. Gradually, the phenomenon of the mist shows people apparitions in the form of their past, guilt, and hidden secrets, either helping or killing them.
‘The Mist‘ ran for a 10-episode season on Spike from June 22 to August 24, 2017. On September 27, 2017, it was announced that Spike had canceled the series. If you are a sci-fi, horror, or thriller fan, then you must have definitely watched this gripping series. But we know that a mere span of 10 episodes might not have been sufficient to please your suspense-addict brain. Therefore, to keep you going and to fill that ‘mist-sized’ void in your heart, we’ve come up with a special compilation. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Mist’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Mist’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Colony (2016-18)
‘Colony‘ created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies as the protagonists. Set in Los Angeles, it centers around the Bowmans and their extended family, who live within a sectioned-off part of the city. The events take place one year after “The Arrival” when there was an alien attack on Earth and huge walls were dropped from the sky, separating one part of LA from the rest of the world. This resulted in Charlie, the Bowmans’ son, being trapped outside the boundary. Will Bowman, the family matriarch, is a former FBI agent who is forced to join the “Redhats” (humans collaborating with aliens against “The Resistance”) after being threatened that if he does not comply, he and his family would be sent to “The Factory”. However, Will is ignorant of the fact that his wife is actually a part of “The Resistance”.
11. The Terror (2018-)