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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 (21) | 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 even more disturbing if you have kids...and a guy in your backyard wearing a skeleton costume.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

We're not sure we've ever seen anything like the tooth child in Candle Cove, and it has haunted our dreams ever since.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Season one is okay to miss. Visually it's done really well... but I need stuff to move and I was just sitting there staring at the TV just wondering when things were going to happen.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

But the finish of the series, we do not know if it is intended or because of lack of means, but the lack of charisma of its protagonist weighs down a series that wants and can only partially accomplish its goal. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 9, 2018 | 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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