Stephen King series 'Castle Rock' doesn't scare up much interest

Andre Holland in 'Castle Rock'

(CNN)As is so often the case with Stephen King adaptations, "Castle Rock" -- an original Hulu series, stitched together from the author's multi-verse -- looks better on paper. Name-checking and drawing inspiration from various King works, the J.J. Abrams-produced show boasts a gaudy cast (some with King connections), but proves enamored with atmosphere while failing to scare up a compelling story.