Earlier today it was revealed that SyFy horror anthology series Channel Zero has been cancelled after four seasons.
It’s another blow for horror fans after we saw the losses of The Exorcist, Hannibal and Penny Dreadful (although this is now returning) over the past few years. Each series was based on a creepypasta story and then adapted into a six part story arc; here we will rank the series from good to outstanding.
4. No End House
The second series of Channel Zero presented us with a house that transported those who enter into a world of their own nightmares. Although like all of the other seasons it began at a blistering pace with a stunning opener, No End House did have a mid season lull before finishing strongly.
3. Candle Cove
The first series felt straight out of a Stephen King novel, as a man returned to his old town where his brother disappeared many years before. Candle Cove had the honour of introducing us to the Tooth Child, a monster that was pure nightmare fuel and certainly helped the show gained notoriety when it premiered. Although Candle Cove did fizzle out a little bit during its finale; it was some introduction to what Channel Zero would be all about.
2. Butcher’s Block
Not for the squeamish, Butcher’s Block again presented us with some strong imagery and a very twisted tale of a family of cannibals who have some dark secrets. Starring Rutger Hauer, Butcher’s Block was all about making you feel uncomfortable, whilst accurately portraying a descent into madness. Channel Zero felt like it learned from its previous seasons with a barnstorming finale.
- The Dream Door
In what looks like for now it’s final season, Channel Zero gave us another memorable monster in The Dream Door with the stretchy and stabby Pretzel Jack. This season lent on classic horrors such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, as Jillian brings her imagination to life in deadly ways.
Consistently strong throughout and with plenty of layers to delve into, this felt like the most complete season yet.
So there you have it, do you agree with our rankings of seasons of Channel Zero? And would you like to see the return of the Tooth Child or Pretzel Jack if another channel takes it on; let us know in the comments below.
Channel Zero Seasons 1-3 are now available on Shudder.
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