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Ew, Stephen King Adaptation Chapelwaite Features Adrien Brody Getting Gross With A Worm In Red Band Trailer

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."

adrien brody pulling worm from his nose in chapelwaite

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!

woman pulling worm out of mouth in chapelwaite

I'm not sure whose family this little bugger will belong to, but [screams into pillow until voice gives out].

chapelwaite deformed baby

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.

As just one of many upcoming Stephen King adaptations, Chapelwaite is set to debut on Epix on Sunday, August 22, at 10:00 p.m. ET, so be sure to mark it down along with all the potentially awesome 2021 Fall TV series that will debut soon.

Nick Venable
Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.