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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.


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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 ...  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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in the dreams he has a different name. (Season 1) See more »


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Release Date:

11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Channel Zero: Candle Cove See more »

Filming Locations:

Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Did You Know?


In the second episode of Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Jessica reads a Bland-Name book version of Harry Potter to her son. Fiona Shaw, who portrays Marla Painter in the first season, had previously appeared in the Harry Potter films as Harry Potter's aunt Petunia Dursley. See more »


Referenced in PortsCenter: Candle Cove (2013) See more »

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Solid, Frightening Experience
20 November 2016 | by cmt571See all my reviews

When I first heard that Syfy was making a show about creepypastas, I was skeptical at best, especially since I never found the story of Candle Cove to be scary; in fact, I viewed it as one of the weaker creepypastas out there. The few promos I saw intrigued me, though, so I gave the show a shot. I'm not sure whether that was the best or worse decision I have made about a TV series.

This show genuinely disturbed me in ways I honestly didn't know were possible. I'd like to point out that I do not find horror movies even remotely scary--American, Japanese, or otherwise--and "horror" shows even less, so I was not expecting that Channel Zero would be the one to freak me out. A huge part of this is due to the production and direction of this series. Considering that the creator/one of the writers/producers of this show was also a writer and co-producer for the show Hannibal, looking back I can see parallels in both storytelling and pacing. Instead of having jump-scares every five seconds, Candle Cove used long, slow, drawn-out shots (sometimes painfully so) to build anticipation and force you to imagine what the heck could possibly be just out of the shot, or what was going to happen. I also have to give major credit to the props, costume, and makeup departments for crafting thoroughly terrifying, organic visuals that never felt clichéd. The acting was believable, even with the child actors, but there wasn't much chemistry between any of the characters. I'm not sure if this was intentional given the main character's backstory and what's going on in the story, but it's what I've elected to believe. While it felt odd, it wasn't distracting, but did make some interactions less intense or grounded than they probably should have been. At times it seemed like there were a lot of plot-points that didn't seem to lead anywhere, but ultimately the story wrapped itself up nicely, and explained nearly everything...albeit in the freakiest, most nerve-wracking way possible.

Overall, the show was not perfect, but it was solid. I appreciated that it didn't resort to cheap horror scare tactics and tropes, and that it made a simple internet-urban-legend a dark, messed up show that got under my skin. If you enjoy traditional horror, this show might seem boring and anti-climactic, but if you can let yourself get sucked in and stick with it, then you'll probably be rewarded with some Grade-A, well-crafted nightmare fuel.

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