Channel Zero premieres Oct. 18

The first installment of the horror anthology series Channel Zero airs on Showcase in Canada and Syfy in the US. Filmed in Manitoba, Channel Zero: Candle Cove stars Paul Schneider and Fiona Shaw and centres on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

Channel Zero is created by Nick Antosca. Storylines for the series are based on one of the internet’s most viral “creepypastas” – user-generated horror stories created and shared online.