TV show Chapelwaite (2021)
When Charles Boone (Adrian Brody) moves his three children into his newly inherited home in Chapelwaite, Maine, little does he know that the house is full of secrets. A home that the production found in Nova Scotia, itself subject to a rather scary legend...

– This is a sad house, Captain. No Boone has ever been happy here.

– Well, we’ll be the first.

Mrs. Cloris (Gabrielle Rose) and Charles Boone (Adrian Brody)

What better than a real haunted house to give the actors chills and give their performances an authentic feel? Perhaps that’s what the producers of the Chapelwaite series thought when they managed to get permission to film in the Mounce Mansion, a beautiful and scary house in many ways.

While the action of Chapelwaite is supposed to take place in Maine, the favorite state of Stephen King, whose short story Jerusalem’s Lot is at the origin of the show, the shooting took place in Nova Scotia. Mounce Mansion is located in the small town of Newport. A rather decayed house when the team takes up residence, entirely repainted in red tones in order to give it a more welcoming side but also to accentuate the fear that it does not take long to give rise to.

While shooting a lot of sequences, the actors hear strange noises in the walls. Of course, it’s no secret that Mounce Mansion is at the center of several ghost stories. The most persistent one states that Thomas Mounce, the former owner, never rested following his death in 1963 and still lives in the house. While Chapelwaite ‘s script embraces some of the codes of ghost stories, the supposed presence of real spirits only makes the team more worried. Fortunately, the majority of the interior shots take place in the studio. The façade and surroundings of Mounce Mansion on the other hand are largely exploited.

The actress, Emily Hampshire, recalled the shooting in the columns of the site SlashFilm: “So the Chapelwaite interiors of the house were a studio set, but the exteriors were played by a real house, and that real house was really haunted. There’s this big plaque that says all the histories everyone who lived in that house, and it’s so tragic, everyone that ever lived in that house died horribly. And basically, I think they were really pissed off about it, because you’d just be in there and a door would slam, and… it was 100% haunted.


This is the first time Adrian Brody has acted in a Stephen King adaptation.


98 Avondale Rd

Manoir centenaire situé dans la petite communauté de Newport Landing, Mounce Mansion situé au 98 Avondale Rd fait depuis longtemps l’objet d’une fascination certaine.

It was in the early 1900’s that a man named Ralph Mounce had this luxurious mansion built for his brother Thomas to congratulate him on his marriage. During their honeymoon, Thomas and his wife bought several pieces of furniture to fill their new home. Tragically, upon their return, Thomas’ wife died of tuberculosis.

Nevertheless, he decided to move to Newport Landing at 98 Avondale Rd, where he lived until 1963. Since then, it is rumored that the house is haunted and that Thomas Mounce never really left. Perhaps that’s why when it was offered for sale in 2017, it sold for $455,000, $20,000 more than the listed price.

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, December 3, 2021

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