‘Channel Zero’ on Shudder

(Above: ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove.’ Source: YouTube Screenshot)

The first season of Syfy’s “creepypasta” anthology series Channel Zero (2016 to present) will make horror service Shudder its subscription streaming home starting tomorrow, August 9.

Two more seasons will follow in September and October. A fourth Syfy season is scheduled to land on Shudder sometime in 2019.

Each Channel Zero season offers a six-episode story-arc featuring a new cast and director.

Season one, Candle Cove, stars Paul Schneider as Mike, whose twin brother, along with four other children, were murdered in the 1980s. Mike returns decades later to the hometown where the unsolved killings occurred — and then it seems to happen all over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3GPQvNfZd8

Craig William Macneill directed Candle Cove, based on Kris Straub’s story of the same name.

Coming in September: No-End House

No-End House is a house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. Margot (Amy Forsyth) and her best-friend (Aisha Dee) visit the title abode. Then Margot returns home to find things have gotten really weird.

Steven Piet directed No-End House, based on Brian Russell’s tale.

Coming in October: Butcher’s Block

Butcher’s Block is a “hellish town” where Alice (Olivia Luccardi) and her schizophrenic sister Zoe (Holland Roden) move in order to start over. There, they encounter Joseph (Rutger Hauer) and his family, who promise “a world without worry or illness.” The sisters soon learn “there is a fine line between escaping insanity and embracing true madness.”

Arkasha Stevenson directed Butcher’s Block, based on Kerry Hammond’s Search and Rescue.

Coming in 2019: The Dream Door

The Dream Door, based on a story by Charlotte Bywater,  stars Brandon Scott and Maria Sten as newlyweds with secrets. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets threaten their relationship — and their lives.

Shudder costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually, with a seven-day free trial. It’s available at shudder.com, or via Roku, iOS, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku.

As of now, you can still buy individual Channel Zero episodes starting at $1.99 from Amazon and other providers.

 

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