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Syfy’s creepypasta-inspired ‘Channel Zero’ is here to freak you out

Just in time for Halloween.


Audra Schroeder


Published Sep 19, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 11:37 pm CDT

Slenderman has now made vague appearances in Law and Order and American Horror Story, so it was only a matter of time before Hollywood started pillaging its birthplace, creepypasta

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Slenderman, and many other internet-age boogeyman, became popular in this online forum for scary stories, and today Syfy released the first promo for its creepypasta-informed series, Channel Zero

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The anthology series’s first six episodes are influenced by the 2009 story “Candle Cove,” which is about a kids’ show from the ’70s that gives certain people the same shared nightmare and might not really exist at all. 

Watch some other preview clips here to get extra creeped out. 

Channel Zero debuts Oct. 11. 

H/T io9

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2016, 7:07 pm CDT