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Red-band trailer provides a squirmier preview of Stephen King series “CHAPELWAITE”

Monday, July 26, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The worm turns…your stomach in the latest look at the adaptation of King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot.”

EPIX premieres CHAPELWAITE on Sunday, August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes airing Sunday nights thereafter. The show was developed by Peter Filardi (THE CRAFT, FLATLINERS) and Jason Filardi, who also wrote several episodes; the directors are Burr Steers (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES), Rachel Leiterman, Michael Nankin and Jeff Renfroe. Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Ens, Sirena Gulamgaus, Ian Ho and Trina Corkum star; the synopsis: “Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone [Brody], who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. Hampshire plays Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine. Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great Gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.