For fans of horror there is not much on television from your preferred genre. So when something comes up it catches their attention. Channel Zero: Candle Cove airs on the SYFY and was loved by those who watched it. The story that season one was based upon is by Kris Staub and is part of Creepypasta. Creepypastas are horror based images or legends which have been cut and paste to be passed on around the Internet. Now it just means horror stories which have been written on the Internet.
Sometimes the series seems like it is veering towards completely ridiculous (a rampant problem in the horror genre) then they manage to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Ok, not exactly a silk purse but you get the picture. The crux of the story is about a mysterious children’s television program from the 80s which no one who saw it totally remembers. Then it becomes obvious to some of the now adults who watched it back then that it might have been involved in a series of murders that happened and seem to be happening again.
What could be creepier/scarier than a puppet show for kids with evilness behind it? Puppets…dolls…they are inherently scary! The simplicity of the story is what works for it. Also, the idea of making something that scared you as a kid to continue to do so as an adult is great. Wisely (because of the sparseness of the story) they have kept it to six episodes.