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SyFy Orders Two More Seasons of Channel Zero

As reported today by Variety, the SyFy Network has ordered two more seasons of their horror anthology series Channel Zero. This renewal brings the series up to a fourth season, as the initial order called for two seasons of the Creepy Pasta inspired program.

Syfy president Chris McCumber told Variety that, “We look forward to creeping everyone out again this fall with ‘No-End House,’ and can’t wait to see what nightmares Nick has in store for the future.”

The first season entitled “Candle Cove” ran for six episodes and delivered strong ratings by SyFy Network standards, pulling in a little better than 1/2 a million viewers on average. read more

Channel Zero: Candle Cover Premiere Review

80’s nostalgia, creepy puppets, and a monster covered in baby teeth? Sure, sign me up.

Last week SyFy channel debuted the highly anticipated Channel Zero: Candle Cove.  The show is the network’s first dive into the world of creepypasta and also the first installment in what is set to be an ongoing horror anthology.

Creepypastas are user generated horror and urban legends, copy-and-pasted around the internet Candle Cove, created by Kris Straub, is one of the most famous stories in this genre. The original tale was written in the format of an online forum thread where people talk about a children’s television series from the 1970s. The plot develops as the members of the forum share memories of the creepy puppets from the series, and discuss nightmares from watching the show. read more

Fall TV – The Horror! The October Premieres (Part 1)

The fall TV shows just keep premiering as fast as we can watch/record them. October is a long month so we are breaking this segment into two parts.

Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sunday, October 2. 8PM on STARZ.

Ash is back again, baby! In fact, things are getting serious now because this guy is taking us home and introducing us to his father. And we thought we were just going to have some laughs and kill some deadites. This season of Ash vs. Evil Dead opens with Ash’s attempted life of retirement with his friends Pablo and Kelly going horribly wrong in the way it always does with our favorite anti-hero. What follows is a trip to Ash’s hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan, where Ash will try to right the wrongs of his past. Part of that is meeting up with a former sweetheart, Linda B. (Michelle Hurd) and trying to find common-ground with his father (Lee Majors). Although this may sound like a typical drama, let’s remember that this is the Evil Dead universe and nothing happens without buckets of blood, relentless snark, and violence that will make you both laugh and gasp. If you didn’t see Season 1 yet, get caught up now and get ready for Season 2! read more

New Clip For Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’

A sneak peak has been released for Syfy’s Channel Zero, a six-part anthology TV series based on “creepypasta”. The first season of the show, entitled Candle Cove, will premiere on September 27. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Creepypasta is described as “user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet.”

Candle Cove, based on a story by Kris Straub, follows one man’s obsession with a 1980’s children’s TV show of the same name, and his suspicions that the show may have been somehow connected to the deadly events from his childhood. The series stars Paul Schneider (Newsroom) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter). The new clip shows the group talking about their memories of “Candle Cove” and a character known as “Jawbone.” read more

Teaser Trailer Released for New SyFy Channel Horror Anthology Channel Zero

Everyone has their own “body horror” hang-ups.  Some people cringe at joint or digit manipulation.  Others duck for cover when eyes are in danger of being injured or removed.  If the removal of teeth gets your skin crawling, my advice is to steer clear of the new teaser trailer for SyFy’s Channel Zero.

Channel Zero, a season long horror anthology program in the vein of American Horror Story from Max Landis (Chronicle) and Nick Antosca (co-producer and writer of Hannibal), begins with a tale based on Kris Straub’s short story  “Candle Cove” from internet fan fiction site creepypasta.com. The creators expressed their excitement for the new project in an official release stating that, “We love the idea of doing seasons of TV like rich, character-driven horror novels, and for ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ we’ve expanded this great short story ‘Candle Cove’ into something really nightmarish and haunting and surreal,” said Landis and Antosca. “We can’t wait to dig in deeper and bring this to life with Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.” read more