Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part One: You Have to Go Inside
October 20, 2016 1:58 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

SyFy launches its new horror anthology with a story based on Kris Straub's creepypasta, "Candle Cove" (original story.) In the debut episode, a child psychologist investigates the 1988 murders of several children in his hometown, including his own twin brother. A half-forgotten kids' TV show from the 1980s seems strangely connected. The series is produced by Max Landis (Chronicle).
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This feels very much in keeping with the spirit of creepypasta stories. And the direction is a bit like an indie film.

Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia from the Harry Potter films) is terrific, too.

Given that the original story is a bit... skeletal... I will be interested to see how this fleshes out.

It's unnerving, though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:02 PM on October 20, 2016

I have been looking forward to this so much, I cannot even tell you.
This first episode was a mixed bag to me. There are absolutely stunning, terrifying images, with Kris Straub all over them. But they're embedded in what so far is a bit of an off-the-shelf story set in one of those towns that never left the '70s, the ones that filmmakers love, with the one diner and the one motor-court motel.
It really hits its stride when it evokes the deep weirdness and emotional pull of that one show you saw when you were a kid that scared you so much that you could hardly believe you didn't imagine it. I'll be watching for more of that.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:25 PM on October 21, 2016 [4 favorites]

I had no idea this was coming but now I'm excited! I imagine it's online?
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:51 AM on October 22, 2016

Amazon video's got it, yes. Not sure where else to look.
posted by mordax at 3:12 PM on October 22, 2016

It's free on the Syfy website now.
posted by Countess Elena at 3:13 PM on October 22, 2016

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