The upcoming season of Syfy’s creepypasta-inspired anthology series, Channel Zero: The Dream Door, will hit airways sometime this year. When the show returns for a 4th installment, it can boast a bona fide horror icon amongst its cast-members, none other than Barbara “Don’t Call Me a Scream Queen” Crampton (pictured above).
In many ways, this follows a trend established during last season, Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block; that chapter in the franchise featured lauded horror/sci-fi actor Rutger Hauer. Including at least one iconic genre actor per season will likely draw as many old-school horror fans as today’s Internet-obsessed millennials. No word yet on the role Crampton will tackle, but she joins previously-announced Dream Door cast members Maria Sten, Brandon Scott, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber.
Based on the “creepypasta” short story Hidden Door by Charlotte Bywater, Channel Zero: The Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Sten) and Tom (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.
We don’t have a trailer for The Dream Door yet, but you can explore the source material in the video below from YouTuber CreepyPasta Jr.
Words: Josh Millican (@josh_millican)