Channel Zero: Butcher's Block (2018)

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Butcher's Block
Channel Zero

Critics Consensus

Creepier than ever, Channel Zero: Butcher's Block delivers the disturbing elements a good horror demands, with the added bonus of a solid narrative.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 0
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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 7, 2018
2
Air date: Feb 14, 2018
3
Air date: Feb 21, 2018
4
Air date: Feb 28, 2018
5
Air date: Mar 7, 2018
6
Air date: Mar 14, 2018

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Tv Season Info

The story of a young woman named Alice who moves to a new city and learns about a series of disappearances that may be connected to a baffling rumor about mysterious staircases in the city's worst neighborhoods. With help from her sister, they discover that something is preying on the city's residents.

Cast

Olivia Luccardi
as Alice Woods
Holland Roden
as Zoe Woods
Rutger Hauer
as Joseph Peach
Brandon Scott
as Officer Luke Vanczyk
Krisha Fairchild
as Louise Lispector

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Critic Reviews for Channel Zero Butcher's Block

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Channel Zero has found some of its greatest stories from the ways that trauma can manifest itself in jarring physical forms. (Consider the ominous glowing birth orb from "No-End House.") "Butcher's Block" is no exception.

Feb 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

By situating our bloody present in our bloody past, Butcher's Block manages to get a firmer, toothier grip on tomorrow than the more celebrated futurism of Black Mirror.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A very appetizing morbid dish for the best terrifying television menu of the moment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Truly unsettling and creepy viewing.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The first episode of Butcher's Block is making Candle Cove sweat.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Channel Zero has finally come into its own with Butcher's Block, delivering on the promise of hallucinatory imagery combined with the dreamlike fables of the narrative.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Disturbing and visually compelling, Butcher's Block makes for a welcome return of the best horror series on television.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It was the best season yet.

Feb 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Butcher's Block finds ways to literally and figuratively prod at the human mind in ways that will leave your skin damp with panic and crawling with disgust.

Feb 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Channel Zero may not generate the same sort of buzz and hype as American Horror Story, but it continues to stand shoulders above its competition.

Feb 7, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Channel Zero: Butcher's Block

  • Mar 15, 2018
    Narratively, I do not know what to make of this show. It has absolutely no story worth trying to synopsize and I cannot see why it takes six long episodes to tell. Overall, it seems like a programme made for and by people suffering from phobic reactions, depression and anxiety. To that end, it’s highly effective: the nightmare imagery of cannibalism and filth, hallucination and mutilation is all very vivid and nasty but it goes on and on, repeating itself until the thrills are gone, replaced by (in my case) a weary desire to see the whole thing wrapped up and done. Elements from earlier seasons include a sense of placelessness or Nowhereville that suggests a decayed and abandoned America; unlikeable or unknowable characters placed in a rat-maze of surrealist ordeals, in which one magic door opens onto another creepy tableau or diorama; a big-name actor, in this case an uncommitted-looking Rutger Hauer; a sense of ritualistic premeditation which means some dread but no suspense. The details are visceral but the story is thin, dream-like, like a horrible dream forgotten in the moments after waking. I found it dull, ugly and fleeting but I’m prepared to accept that it may have been made with someone very different in mind.
    Charles B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2019
    Great Torture p*** for the depressed and closet sociopaths. No storyline, hideous cast, and gruesome way over the top Gore to trick people into thinking they're saying something original. This TV shows rating Perfectly summarizes the world we are living in. People don't need a storyline anymore, Romance or a decent action sequences come in second to cannibalism and incest. Don't get me wrong, when done right like in Hannibal, gruesome TV can be an essential part of the storytelling. This is sort of like watching all most bloody and gruesome scenes from Hannibal but rather than a entertaining storyline in between you get an early 90s soap opera quality storytelling... A mash-up of Downton Abbey, The Hills Have Eyes and the days of our lives. giving you the perfect recipe for overdramatic overly gory complete and total nonsense. Do your brain a favor and don't watch this turd. If you must, Go into it as if you were the first person to see it, ever, and I believe you will agree, this is absolute trash and a total waste of time. Season 1 and 2 are worth a watch. Season one was actually pretty creepy and entertaining.
  • Aug 05, 2018
    Absolutely fascinating and terrifying. A lot of gore and killing, yet it is the storyline of the descent in to schizophrenia, and the fear of, that really makes "Butcher's Block" so compelling. All the cast are in top form, the sets are outstanding and the discursive storyline of reality and madness is just top-notch. Highly recommend.
  • Mar 30, 2018
    Great show. This year was excellent. Great take on people eating animals and human sense of entitlement as the top of the food chain. very end, quietly saying it's a vegan meal very nicely done.
  • Mar 09, 2018
    I had thought the series had ended in the first season and channel zero wasnt coming back. The first season just kind of ended and in a strange, violent place and left the viewer hanging I was wondering if I missed some episodes? I only watched an episode or two of the seocnd season and then lost track. Just tuned in to 'Butcher's Block' and though disturbed and distgusted i am rigorously horrified. This is a good thing as a fan of horror when the viewer is so engaged and wants to shut it off but keeps on watching.great original plot line, acting, setting, so frightening ly strange., better than any episode of american horror story that i did turn off several seasons ago and never turned back on
  • Mar 07, 2018
    So far It seen to be good.
  • Mar 02, 2018
    The best horror series ever !
  • Mar 01, 2018
    Best Chanel Zero show yet!!! Very creepy and intriguing, love it!
  • Feb 20, 2018
    Very strange so far.
  • Feb 18, 2018
    Super Epic Awesomeness !

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