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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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Frightening tales revolve around one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious TV program from the 1980s and the role it may have played in a series of nightmarish events from his childhood.


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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