Channel Zero

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Internet-inspired fantasy horror has cursing, violence.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

Excellent Internet-based Surreal Horror Anthology is Very Scary and Mature

Show (4.5/5.0): Channel Zero is a horror anthology show similar to American Horror Story, in which It's a self contained story each season. The difference however is that these stories are adaptations of internet horror fiction called Creepypastas/No-Sleep stories. Also, unlike American Horror Story; each season is only 6 episodes long, only has 1 single director for the whole the season, and focuses more on surrealism horror. This series is absolutely fantastic for the most part; having a unique cinematic style, fantastic acting (especially from the late great Rutger Hauer in Season 3), great writing, and fantastically tightly told stories. The only downside is the weak season 4, which starts off strong but unfortunately ends bad enough to ruin the whole season. However, with that said, the show is some of the best horror filmmaking of the 2010's with true focus slow burn disturbing material to scare you instead of jump scares. I knew this show was something special when the second episode of season 1 gave me a nightmare (something the horror genre hasn't given me in a long time), it's very effective but absolutely not for the faint of heart. If you feel like you can take it, Channel Zero is absolutely worth your time. Depends on the season of how explicit the show gets. Violence (4.5/5.0): Varying levels of gory horror violence. Graphic scenes of cannibalism, stabbings, shootings, full body explosions, child death, and much more. Language (4.0/5.0): Season 1 has 2 f bombs (both censored, even on home media). Other seasons use the f bomb more often (and are uncensored on home media). Other language includes s--t, hell, damn, and more. Sex (3.0/5.0): Some sexual content, however nudity only gets as graphic as bare butts. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking (3.5/5.0): Use of weed. A character takes their prescription medication by crushing it and snorting it. Smoking throughout. Some drinking.
age 18+


This title has:

Too much violence

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