Spoiler-Free Review of “Feria: The Darkest Light” on Netflix: Moody Cult Mystery

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“So what happened to them?”

Feria: The Darkerst Light released on Netflix on January 28th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The Spanish fantasy thriller series stars Ana Tomeno, Carla Campra, Carlos Scholz, Marta Nieto and Ernest Villegas. Each episode runs for approximately 48-50 minutes.

After discovering that their parents were responsible for leading a cult that resulted in the death of twenty-three people, two sisters find themselves thrown into a dark new reality with a supernatural presence, as they try to figure out what happened to them.

Here is the trailer:

Feria: The Darkest Light creates a chilling and unnerving tone throughout the series as it draws you deeper into its twisted mystery, but does it do enough to be worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Nails the unsettling vibe…

This series really embraced its dark and moody tone. There was this lingering feeling of uneasiness throughout the series. I was genuinely disturbed by a lot of what I witnessed and I thought the use of color and camera effects really intensified this chilling vibe. There was a darkness in this town and the series did a good job of submerging its audience into it as well.

A mystery that will reel you in for more.

The opening episode didn’t hold anything back. We were immediately thrown into the mystery surrounding this creepy cult and I don’t know about you, but these mysteries freak me out the most. That being said, a lot of series seem to be highlighting this particular kind of mystery lately so maybe the timing wasn’t the best, but I thought each episode did enough to bring you back for more for the most part.

The Cons:

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Uninspiring characters…

Some characters were stronger than others, but I had a hard time connecting to our main character. It’s really hard for me to get into a show if I’m not invested in the main character so that was a major con for me.

Slow pacing.

The series started off strong for me but the episodes that followed really slowed down in terms of pacing. I also thought a lot of what was shown was really repetitive and the series revealed too much too quickly so I had a hard time sticking around for more after that.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

The series had a lot of potential and the mystery was genuinely unsettling and creepy. I needed some more character development and spark to stay invested and I also thought the pacing needed a lot of work, but if you enjoy cult thrillers, you can add this one to your list. I personally think you’re better off watching Archive 81 instead, however.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Feria: The Darkest Light in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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