As the film remake of Stephen King's novel 'Salem's Lot is slowly coming together, fans can look forward to the imminent arrival of Epix's period horror Chapelwaite, which is an adaptation of King's short story "Jerusalem's Lot." The two works aren't directly related other than the overall setting, and the TV series' first trailer does a solid job of setting itself up as a potentially memorable small screen effort. If nothing else, the video above will certainly worm its way into viewers' minds.
I mean, before we even get into what Chapelwaite is or who Adrien Brody is playing, we have to talk about that whole worm-in-the-nose moment that kicks it all off. Well, I guess it's not so much "talking" about it as it is "stomping on the ground really hard with one foot while exhaling as hard as possible through my nostrils."
I feel like there are probably "better" ways to pull a mysterious phantom worm out of one's face than by just grabbing it and pulling it, but it's definitely the only option that makes any sense. How he did this all so quietly and without vigorous whimpering is beyond me.
Taking place in the 1850s, where things like worm-nose were probably more common, Chapelwaite centers on Adrien Brody's Captain Charles Boone, whose wife dies at sea and inspires him to move his three children to a small Maine town called Preacher's Corners. Rather than enjoying a peaceful existence, Charles is haunted by generation after generation of his family's dark history. That history is of interest to the ambitious writer Rebecca Morgan, played by Schitt's Creek vet Emily Hampshire, who becomes a governess within the Chapelwaite manor to write the Boone family's story, while also discovering more than a few truths about her own past.
And just when you think it's safe to just start thinking about the plot and nothing else, here come more worms!
I'm not sure whose family this little bugger will belong to, but [screams into pillow until voice gives out].
Adrien Brody is set for Wes Anderson's next two films, and I can't imagine there will be many moments in either of those films that burrows under one's skin quite like what we'll see in Chapelwaite. Here's hoping the rest of the show provokes similarly strong and positive reactions and becomes an instant classic, both among humans and worms.