Newswire: Max Landis to adapt popular creepypasta Candle Cove for Syfy

Syfy has announced that it’s getting into the horror anthology game, developing a new series based on frightening internet stories. Titled Channel Zero, the show will be written by Hannibals Nick Antosca and produced by Max Landis, and center on a single tale per season. Up first: cartoonist and writer Kris Straub’s Candle Cove, one of the most influential and oft-imitated examples of the internet horror genre known as “creepypasta.”

A spookily corrupted portmanteau of “copy and paste,” terrifying readers even as it conjures images of the damned patrons of a horrifically haunted Olive Garden, creepypasta’s easily transmittable nature has made it a perfect vector for online horror, inspiring a variety of web series, blogs, and, now, shows. Channel Zero comes on the heels of Machinima announcing its own program, Clive Barker’s Creepy Pasta, which may or may not turn out to be the most …

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