Channel Zero: Complete Series Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Channel Zero: Complete Series Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Channel Zero: Complete Series Collection (Blu-ray Review)

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Channel Zero: Complete Series Collection (Blu-ray Review)
Rated: UR/Region O/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 6
Available from Via Vision Entertainment

*I want to point out before we get into this review that this set will play on a region A player!*

Channel Zero: Candle Cove
Starring: Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D’Oliveira

Channel Zero: Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980’s, which almost no one seems to remember. He grows increasingly suspicious of the role it may have played in a series of nightmarish events from his childhood, including the disappearance of his twin brother.

The first season of Channel Zero was based on what might be the most popular Creepypasta story about there, Candle Cove. While the online version was extremely creepy in a number of ways, this show managed to capture that feel and made it probably one of the creepiest and underrated TV shows you’ll find out there. While the six episodes manage to make it where the show never oversteps its welcome, this was probably one of the best opening seasons for a show I’ve seen. The show pulls you in and holds your attention from start to finish. And gives you a satisfying ending that a lot of movies and shows tend to lack these days. This one doesn’t just depend on the source, as the Creepypasta material is used but it also does its own thing and keeps things fresh for those who have heard about it before.

Extras

– Deleted Scenes

 

Channel Zero: No-End House
Starring: Amy Forsyth, Aisha Dee, Jeff Ward

Channel Zero: No-End House follows Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth, The Path), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House – a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.

I said before that Candle Cove might be the most famous Creepypasta, but then again it might be neck and neck with their season two choice, The No-end House. This one was a pasta that I remember being extremely interested in and followed all its installments online when it was first posted. This show takes a lot from the source in the first part of the season but then goes on into its own way and I think what follows is a very moody and eerie season of a very cool horror show. If you are into the weirdness, bizarre, and unsettling then this is just the type of show you will be wanting to watch. It’s not as long as most seasons of shows and I think that’s a good thing. They don’t have a lot of shows on TV like this and I think the first two seasons were a homerun with it. There are a good budget and a good creepy story here that I think any horror fan will be more than able to enjoy.

Extras

– None

 

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block
Starring: Rutger Hauer, Holland Roden, Olivia Luccardi

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block follows Alice Woods and her schizophrenic sister Zoe who have moved to a small town to start over. On the outskirts of town lies Butcher’s Block, a hellish neighborhood where junkies roam and lawlessness abounds. The sisters encounter Joseph Peach and his family, who offer them a place with promise of a world without worry and without illness. The sisters soon find that the cost of living the good life comes at an unimaginable price, and there is a fine line between escaping insanity and embracing true madness.

I don’t think you can point to one certain Creepypasta for the source of Channel Zero’s 3rd season. Instead, I think a lot of different and creepy things are mixed together with similar stories to make a very weird and odd season for the show. This one might even get a little too weird at times but I still enjoyed it for what it is. While I do appreciate everything this one has to offer I do sort of wish we had a more clear Creepypasta story to go along with in the same way as the first two seasons. While I think this was a good and often bizarre season, I don’t think it hits the same level as the first two seasons. Is it still good? Is it still one of the better shows out there? Yes on both accounts, but it did take a little step back this time around.

Extras

– None

 

Channel Zero: Dream Door
Starring: Maria Sten, Barbara Crampton, Gregg Henry

Channel Zero: Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Maria Sten, Straight Outta Compton) and Tom (Brandon Scott, The Last of Us), who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship — and their lives.

Going back to the roots of finding a Creepypasta and running with it for a season, Channel Zero season four takes the story of “I found a hidden door in my cellar, and I think I’ve made a big mistake” and turns it into “Dream Door”. The story that first popped up in the no sleep section of Reddit turns out to be a very good story to tell in this fourth season. This season might even bring forth some of the biggest nightmare fuel you’d ever find on television with a memorable character and a big ominous tale that even touches on being haunting at times. I’m a big fan of 80s horror and the vibe that it brings. I feel that this season here has that vibe to it and it makes for a very eerie season of a TV series that I really hope finds a way to return in some form or fashion down the road. If not, however, this season makes this show one of the best ones that have ever been on TV in my opinion.

Extras

– None

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