Today’s TV landscape is truly an embarrassment of riches for the horror fan. Everything from the bizarre delights of FX’s American Horror Story, to the hilarious madcap splatter of Ash vs Evil Dead is available to quench the thirst of small-screen horror lovers.
Last fall, Syfy debuted a new entry into the horror TV series game, that being Channel Zero. An anthology series featuring a new story and characters every season, Channel Zero sets out to adapt some of the internet’s best “creepypasta” tales of terror.
Channel Zero’s well-received first season adapted Kris Straub’s Candle Cove, which saw a man head back to his home town in order to investigate the childhood disappearance of his younger brother.
The title refers to a mysterious children’s TV show that only a handful of people know exists, which it turns out is somehow connected to the aforementioned disappearance.
This October will see the debut of Channel Zero season 2, which adapts Brian Russell’s The No-End House. This story concerns a woman who becomes trapped in the titular house, a dwelling where each new room contains a new level of horror.
Syfy must be quite confident in season 2’s success, as the network has already decided to pick up Channel Zero for both season 3 and season 4. It’s unclear at this point which creepypasta stories seasons 3 and 4 will adapt, although one assumes they will retain the 6-episode structure of seasons 1 and 2.
While it’s sad that the days of “true” anthology shows like Tales from the Crypt – shows that told a new story every week – are long behind us, it’s still pretty cool that networks like Syfy are hard at work creating these limited run series designed to thrill and chill.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what fun times The No-End House has in store. Check out the trailer below.