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Channel Zero 

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An anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypastas Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher's Block, and The Dream Door.


Nick Antosca
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Series cast summary:
Brandon Scott ...  Luke Vanczyk / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Marina Stephenson Kerr ...  Frances Booth / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Abigail Pniowsky ...  Lily Painter / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Diana Bentley ...  Edie Peach / ... 9 episodes, 2018
Keenan Lehmann ...  Alex Fry / ... 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Amy Forsyth ...  Margot Sleator 6 episodes, 2017
Rutger Hauer ...  Joseph Peach 6 episodes, 2018
Maria Sten ...  Jillian Hope Hodgson 6 episodes, 2018
Aisha Dee ...  Jules Koja 6 episodes, 2017
Holland Roden ...  Zoe Woods 6 episodes, 2018
Jeff Ward ...  Seth Marlowe 6 episodes, 2017
Olivia Luccardi ...  Alice Woods 6 episodes, 2018
Steven Robertson ...  Ian 6 episodes, 2018
Krisha Fairchild ...  Louise Lispector 6 episodes, 2018
John Carroll Lynch ...  John Sleator 6 episodes, 2017
Troy James ...  Pretzel Jack / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Bradley Sawatzky ...  Aldous Peach / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Paul Schneider ...  Mike Painter 6 episodes, 2016
Fiona Shaw ...  Marla Painter 6 episodes, 2016
Luisa d'Oliveira ...  Amy Welch 6 episodes, 2016
Shaun Benson ...  Gary Yolen 6 episodes, 2016
Luca Villacis ...  Eddie Painter / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Linden Porco ...  Smart Mouth 6 episodes, 2018
Cassandra Consiglio Cassandra Consiglio ...  The Tooth-Child / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Seamus Patterson ...  J.D. 5 episodes, 2017
Annelise Pollmann ...  Izzy Marcus 5 episodes, 2018
Paula Boudreau ...  Nora / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Quinton Boisclair Quinton Boisclair ...  The Pestilent God / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Thiago Dos Santos Thiago Dos Santos ...  Meat Servant 5 episodes, 2018
Natalie Brown ...  Jessica Yolen 5 episodes, 2016


An anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypastas Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher's Block, and The Dream Door.

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11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Channel Zero: Candle Cove See more »

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Rutger Hauer and Krisha Fairchild (who both appeared in the third season "Butcher's Block") had previously appeared in the 1991 film "Past Midnight". See more »


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A Fantastic Adaptation of an Internet Classic
23 May 2017 | by seige-houndSee all my reviews

Based on the short story/creepypasta 'Candle Cove', Channel Zero S1 is a great horror series. Six 50 minute episodes that provide a creepy, unsettling and well-written horror story with well-developed characters is quite a new experience.

The show follows Mike Painter, a child psychologist who returns home as a mysterious children's television show called Candle Cove begins airing after over thirty years of absence, a show which, for some mysterious reason, airs at the same time of a mysterious series of deaths.

The show, being six hours long, expands on the ideas set forth in the original short story, and in some sense changes the significance of the Candle Cove story. There is a lot that needed to be changed in order for the story to fit in the television format, but the changes they made not only work but keep to the vision of what creepypastas are all about.

In my mind, while there certainly are some badly written creepypastas out there, what makes the format so unique is the sort of collectivist nature of the story development. For those who don't know, the term creepypasta is from the term copypasta, which of course is slang for copy and paste. This reflects the intentional viral nature of the creepypasta format. These stories are designed to be shared and remixed, rather than locked down via copyright. Just think of Slenderman, arguably the most famous creepypasta icon, who started as a series of images on an image board, and grew into a cultural icon with video games, stories, YouTube series, and even a documentary about him.

That's why, in my opinion, Channel Zero is so great and important. By adapting Candle Cove, and later NoEnd House, the show is sort of showing a broader audience that yes, despite its silly name, creepypastas are very important parts of the internet and broader culture. I'm looking forward to where the creators take the show next.

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