You remember Candle Cove, right? That creepypasta about a supposed public access show about some sort of pirate island?
As the stories go on, it seemingly involved a villainous skeleton called the “Skin Taker” that probably got the show banned. I think it had something to do with an episode about screaming… Or maybe it was because the show evoked forgotten memories of similar horrors that scared you as a child, because there is a special place in hell for that singing flamingo on Sesame Street.
At the end, it is revealed that the kids were randomly watching static, or something. Personally, the skeleton thing was enough of a twist for me, but what have you?
Well, the folks over at SyFy decided to get together and make it into a real show. They had the good sense to air Passions in syndication and Tripping the Rift was a good show, and there are still people out there who talk about Tin Man. So, I am willing to give them some benefit of the doubt here, but making a creepypasta, whose whole existence is to not be real, well, real, seems awfully close to playing God.
Here, watch the trailer for yourself…
Inspired by American Horror Story, the show will officially be called “Channel Zero,” a play on the fictional show serving as some sort of public access program, but will have “Candle Cove” as a subtitle.
According to a press release, “The series centers on a man’s obsessive recollections of the mysterious 1980s children’s television program c. Once he starts digging, he realizes the show may have played a role in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.”
The series will premiere October 11 as part of the network’s “31 Days of Halloween” programming block promotion.
Oh, and in case you are still unsure, there was never a real Candle Cove. And for that matter, there never was a long-lost first-season episode of The Simpsons where Bart dies either. The picture with his eyes crossed out is real, but it comes from the following dream sequence.