Hot Video: The Following's Super-Terrifying, Super-Sized New Trailer

If the newest trailer for Fox’s upcoming thriller The Following is any indication, you might not want to watch this show in the dark by yourself.

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The series — from Vampire Diaries EP Kevin Williamson — centers on a cat-and-mouse game between serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and retired FBI profiler Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). Through the wonders — or evils, depending on how you look at it — of technology, Carroll creates a cult of murderers, one of whom is glimpsed doing something pretty horrific in the following video. And that’s just a small taste of the pilot episode’s scares and thrills.

The Following debuts on Monday, Jan. 21 at 9/8c.

Press PLAY to watch the preview, and then hit the comments with your thoughts.