Spookiness and terror are words that best describe the latest trailer, released for the TV adaptation of the Stephen King novella, “The Mist.” While you might think you would just see mist, there’s a lot more to the adaptation of the story and it’s bloody and terrifying.

‘The Mist’ cuts off a small town in Maine, causing havoc

The story focuses on a small Maine town, where a family is brutally torn apart by a bloody crime. As the family attempts to deal with the situation, an eerie and spooky mist suddenly rolls in, covering the town and cutting them off from the outside world.

The isolation of Bridgton, Maine, causes the people in the town – both friend and foe – to initially be drawn together in an effort to battle the strange mist and the threat it offers the town. However, eventually, society breaks down completely.

TV adaptation of ‘The Mist’ adds new characters and plot lines

The latest TV series is not the first time King’s novella “The Mist” has been adapted, as it was previously made into a film by Frank Darabont of “The Walking Dead” fame. However, as reported by Den of Geek, the new TV version will include some new characters and different storylines to keep things interesting.

When the announcement of the King adaptation was made last year, Sharon Levy of Spike Tv promised in a statement that their version of “The Mist” will take its audiences on a “thrilling ride” while a small town grapples with a “mysterious and shocking horror.” Judging from the trailer, included below, there is plenty of horrors, indeed.

The TV adaptation of “The Mist” is reportedly only based loosely on the original King 1980 novella, which was set almost entirely within a grocery store, where town residents are trapped after the mist comes rolling in. Spike TV has added new plots and a few extra characters in order to stretch the story into a TV series.

Trailer for 'The Mist' is bloody and scary

CNet warns readers who are squeamish about seeing a lot of blood to rather skip the trailer, as it is incredibly bloody and gruesome – and definitely not for the eyes of children. As the mysterious mist rolls in, CNet reckons there is suddenly more blood than you would ever see during a “Walking Dead” binging session. Among the gore, the trailer shows a man who has a gaping hole where his eye should be and someone with blood pouring from their mouth – along with a cloud of live moths.

The TV adaptation of “The Mist” stars Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Spector, Danica Curcic, Gus Birney, Luke Cosgrove, Okezie Morro, Russell Posner, Darren Pettie, Isiah Washington Jr., Dan Butler and Frances Conroy. The new series will premiere on Thursday, June 22.

The trailer is included below and sensitive readers have been warned. However genuine fans of true horror and gore will be thoroughly delighted.