Last Tuesday night Syfy’s new six-part series ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ made its debut. The anthology series, inspired by Kris Straub’s creepypasta story ‘Candle Cove’, is directed by independent filmmaker Craig William Macbell. The first episode was penned by the series’ creator and showrunner Nick Antosca (Hannibal) serves as executive producer along side Max Landis (Victor Frankenstein).
This dark series centers around child psychologist Mike Painter, played by Paul Schnider. When Painter returns to his hometown he learns that the murders of children have started again. His brother Eddie (Luca Villacis) was thought to be one of the victims as a child. Now it has all started again. Mike believes it is connected to a show called ‘Candle Cove’, a show that only kids can see. ‘Candle Cove’, a pirate puppet show, only shows up on dead channels, but Mike’s childhood friends remember the show. When the police chief’s daughter goes missing people look at Mike and believe he has something to do with it. When he finds the child and returns her to her parents more questions rise. During the girl’s rescue the creepy creature, “The Tooth Child”, from the trailers reveals itself and it is disturbing.
Schneider stars alongside Fiona Shaw, Shaun Benson, Natalie Brown, Luisa D’Oliveira, Abigail Pniowsky. Cassandra Consiglio plays the role of “The Tooth Child”.
In episode two, truths come to light that will shake the town itself and bring one mother to her knees. Tonight, we will get a better look at the nasty creature made of teeth and the haunting puppets of ‘Candle Cove’. Katie, the young girl, is still in danger and so are the other children, but will Mike be able to save them? Will he be able to save himself? With each episode we will witness the characters of the series drawn deeper and deeper into the darkness.
Don’t miss tonight’s episode on the Syfy channel at 9/8c. For more on the series check out my exclusive talk with creator Nick Antosca about the series. Take a look at what is to come on episode 2 of ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’.