New trailer for Stephen King's The Mist will warp your sanity

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May 8, 2017

It’s coming.

When the first trailer for The Mist shrouded an unsuspecting Maine town, it brought with it panic, destruction, religious fanaticism and visions that may or may not have been hallucinations. Not to mention the most awesome death’s head moth tattoo ever. If that didn’t mess with your head enough, the second trailer is also bringing bodies.

Director David Boyd’s take on the Stephen King novella that will make anyone side-eye a weather forecast with low visibility screams with raw terror as it reveals its first victims in the new trailer. There are corpses hung from the ceiling, corpses in shopping carts, corpses bludgeoned to death and bleeding to death by the wraithlike hand of some unknown force that creeps in with the mist. Boyd has drawn blood—make that inspiration—from both the story and the 2007 film adaptation, which makes it that much more terrifying.

What first started as a story in King’s horror compilation Skeleton Crew has been twisted even more by Boyd. Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland and Gus Birney star in the harrowing account of a family in the middle of nowhere shattered by a brutal crime when an ominous mist encroaches on the town. Whether the mist is of natural or supernatural origin is a mystery, but the bloodshed and devastation that comes crashing down forges unlikely partnerships as people battle to retain their last shred of humanity as what remains of morality and sanity is engulfed by the mist.  

Whispers of bizarre creatures emerging from the mist (think pteranodons and other ghastly life-forms that are either supposed to be extinct or just shouldn't exist) have been crawling around. What exactly is that thing that smashes through someone's windshield, anyway? If the original story has anything to say about it, there may be tentacles.

Remember to stay inside and leave the lights on when The Mist rolls in on Spike at 10 p.m. on June 22.