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Channel Zero: Candle Cove (2016)




Critic Consensus: Creepy, unsettling, and refreshingly unique, Channel Zero: Candle Cove draws on easily relatable childhood fears while peeling back layers of spine-tingling mystery.


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Season 1 of this horror anthology series revolves around one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's TV show from the 1980s. Returning to his hometown after 30 years, Mike Painter (Paul Schneider) tries to determine if his brother's disappearance is somehow connected to a series of similar incidents that happened in the past—and to the bizarre children's television show that seems to be on the air again.


Paul Schneider
as Mike Painter
Fiona Shaw
as Marla Painter
Natalie Brown
as Jessica Yolen
Shaun Benson
as Gary Yolen

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Critic Reviews for Channel Zero: Candle Cove

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Candle Cove stands in direct opposition to the histrionics of American Horror Story and the like; it's a quiet, unsettling work that builds to a buzzing, static-hum crescendo in its final act.

May 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Channel Zero: Candle Cove is faithful to creepypasta in the way that matters most: by recognizing that children can experience fear that's as complex, terrifying, and real as anything felt by adults.

October 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a compelling mystery built from the questions the story raises and true to the horror it evokes.

November 9, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Brimming with Stephen King tropes and a bleak version of late-'80s nostalgia, the new horror anthology series is tailor-made for fans of Stranger Things clamoring for a new, darker fix.

November 14, 2016 | Full Review…

The series is sure to go down as a horror classic, so prepare yourself and enter Candle Cove. You won't regret it.

October 27, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The whole enterprise plays sort of fast and loose. Then again, maybe that's the point. Urban legends are always a bit sketchy; it's the missing pieces that, to some extent, provide the tingle for the spine.

October 22, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Channel Zero: Candle Cove


I am genuinely surprised that they could turn a creepypasta into a TV series, the 6 episode format worked well. Not that creepy as the pasta but still entertaining.


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