Who’s ready for a new season of SyFy‘s Channel Zero? Creator Nick Antosca’s perfectly crafted anthology series based on creepypasta tales is returning this October, and none other than genre gem Barbara Crampton will be playing a key part!
Bloody Disgusting dropped the news recently that Crampton will star alongside Brandon Scott (Blair Witch), Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton), Steven Weber (Wings, 13 Reasons Why) and Steven Robertson. The upcoming season, entitled The Dream Door finds it’s roots in Charlotte Bywater’s creepypasta, Hidden Door.
Channel Zero: The Dream Door, tells the tale of “newlyweds Jillian (Sten) and Tom Hodgson (Scott), 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.” Crampton enters the story as “a woman with a close relationship with Tom Hodgson … She’s unprepared for the danger that Tom brings with him.”
Barbara Crampton has been an incredible presence in the horror genre for decades. Her credits include, Re-animator, You’re Next, Chopping Mall, and Beyond the Gates, to name a few. More recently, she was included in the horror legend ensemble film Death House, and is currently promoting her recent projects, Dead Night and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Crampton has also been brought on as a producer for Cinestate’s remake of Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak. This will be Crampton’s first foray into horror television.
Barbara Crampton has proven time and time again that she is always worth catching in every project that she’s involved with, and one can only imagine what Nick Antosca has developed in his mind for her to do in the upcoming season. Nick Antosca has does an exceptional job ensuring that each season of Channel Zero is loaded with horror talent in front of the camera, and behind the scenes. Dream Door is directed by E. L. Katz (Cheap Thrills, ABCs of Death 2: A is for Amateur). Antosca will continue his role as writer, executive producer, and show runner.
How freaking excited are you for Barbara Crampton to be in the new Channel Zero season? What’s your favorite Crampton performance? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!