Creepypasta fans were given an early treat, as SyFy recently dropped the first teaser trailer for the third season of their hit series Channel Zero. This latest entry in the series is subtitled Butcher’s Block, and is based on the popular creepypasta story “Search And Rescue Woods” by Kerry Hammond. The best part? Fans of the series will not have to wait until next Halloween to see it! Butcher’s Block is set to premiere in Spring 2018.
The story follows Alice (Olivia Luccardi of It Follows), a new girl in town who learns of the many mysterious disappearances that are plaguing the city she now calls home. The disappearances seem to be connected to mysterious staircases that appear in troubled neighborhoods. Teaming up with her schizophrenic older sister Zoe (Holland Roden of Teen Wolf), and retired journalist Louise Lispector (Krisha Fairchild), Alice sets out to uncover the truth behind the disappearances.
The series will also star genre favorite Rutger Hauer (Hobo With A Shotgun, The Hitcher). Nick Antosca will return to write the series, and serve once again as executive producer. Newcomer Arkasha Stevenson will direct all of the episodes (presumedly six in total).
SyFy definitely has a hit on its hands with Channel Zero. The series perfectly capitalizes on the popularity of creepypastas, and expands the short horror stories to create episodes that are visually brilliant and just plain creepy-as-hell. Fans of the series are eager for more, and SyFy will be giving it to them. It has been confirmed that series will be renewed for at least a fourth season.
Season two of Channel Zero, based on the creepypasta “No-End House”, recently wrapped up and generated mostly positive reviews. Check out the teaser trailer for Butcher’s Block above.
Need to catch up on Channel Zero before the premiere of season three? Head on over to SyFy’s website to stream all of the previous episodes!