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Channel Zero: Candle Cove Mid-Season Review

Channel Zero: Candle Cove may not be a perfect show, but it is, without a doubt, one of the best horror shows produced this year.  After three episodes, the story of murderous children, creepy puppets and a town lost in grief, continues to deliver an intriguing tale that gets darker each week.

Director Craig William MacNeill does a masterful job creating a gripping and eerie setting in which the presence of unseen evil forces is palpable. However, Channel Zero: Candle Cove’s main issue is inconsistency. Moments of pure genius are followed by clunky dialogues and weak plotlines. Don’t get me wrong; the good significantly outnumbers the bad in this show, but the contrast between the high and lows after a while, becomes distracting. 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

Syfy’s Van Helsing Renewed for Second Season

Only four episodes of Van Helsing have run, and Syfy has decided to renew the series for a second season according to Deadline. The second season, which will be thirteen episodes, is expected to start production in January 2017.  Showrunner Neil Labute said, “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.” read more

Syfy’s Van Helsing Offers Female Twist on Classic Tale

Syfy is turning the classic Van Helsing story on his head, with a female in the lead role of its new series which is premiering September 23. Hollywood has been stirring controversy with its gender change ups recently, most notably with the all-female cast of Ghost Busters. In the new Syfy series Kelly Overton stars as the bad ass Vanessa Helsing, whose unique blood makes her immune to vampires, but also able to turn vamps into humans with her own bite. With her exceptional abilities, Helsing must lead humanity in the battle against the vampires 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

Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS & AMC’s PREACHER Renewed

12 Monkeys has been renewed by Syfy for a 10-episode third season. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name. It is centered around Cole  (Aaron Stanford), who is sent back in time from a terrifying future, to try and prevent it from developing. He joins forces with  Dr. Railly (Amanda Schull) in the present day to try and defeat the ancient evil organization known as the Amry of the 12 Monkeys. It also stars Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Todd Stashwick.

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‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’ Video Announcement from Syfy + Cameo List

Syfy has released a video announcement regarding the fate of April and the outcome of the twitter campaign for the upcoming Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. A complete cameo list has also been released. Sharknado 4 picks up five years after the last film, and will star the returning cast that includes Ian Ziering, David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman. New cast members include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs. Anthony C. Ferrante returns as director, along with writer Thunder Levin, for the Asylum production.  You can view the video and cameo list below. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens premieres July 31st. read more

BITTEN: THE FINAL SEASON on DVD 7/19

Syfy’s Bitten: The Final Season is officially coming to DVD 7/19.  We have the trailer for the final season, along with DVD box art and release info, to share with you. You can view the full press release below.

THIS JULY, THE STONEHAVEN WEREWOLF PACK FIGHTS
FOR SURVIVAL ACROSS THE FINAL TEN EPISODES
OF SYFY’S SUPERNATURAL SAGA

BITTEN: THE FINAL SEASON

Street Date: July 19, 2016
DVD SRP: $39.98

As the Thrilling VFX-Driven Series Ends, Can the World’s Only Female Werewolf
Protect Her Bloodline?  Watch and Find Out in This Entertainment One
Collector’s Set Featuring All 10 Unedited Episodes and Extras on 3 DVDs read more

Syfy Grindhouse Series BLOOD DRIVE Casts Alan Ritchson

Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will star in Syfy’s Blood Drive. The grindhouse inspired 13-episode straight-to-series was created by James Roland, who also wrote the pilot. David Straiton will direct and executive produce, along with John Hlavin.

The story centers around a near-apocalyptic future, in which LA’s last good cop Arthur Bailey (Ritchson), partners up with a dangerous femme fatale with an agenda all her own. Arthur is a former cop, who now works for a private security company. He disdains the violence being encouraged by his peers and wants to better the dystopian world they are currently living, however, during an investigation he is forced to join the underground death race in which the cars run on human blood, known as the Blood Drive. read more

‘Sharknado 4’ Title Announced

 

The title for the next installment in the ‘Sharknado’ series has been announced by Syfy.   It will be called ‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakenss!’ and will premiere Sunday, July 31 at 8 PM.   This one is set five years after the third film, and the world and Fin (Ian Ziering), along with his family, have been skarnado-free for the past few years.   However, sharknados have been poppiing up in unexpected places and unexpected ways.

Tara Reid is returning, as previously reported, to reveal the outcome of the April Lives/April Dies social media campaign.  David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman are playing Gil Shepard and Claudia Shepard.   The film is being produced The Asylum again. Director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin are returning as well. read more