The creepypasta inspired series Channel Zero: Candle Cove, which recently wrapped up its first season on Syfy, was about a kids’ show populated by puppets that turned its viewers into psychotic killing machines. Part of what made Candle Cove so intriguing is that it played on concepts of memory, the idea that something unsettling happened in the past. The truth is, there were quite a few shows in the 1970s and 1980s that featured puppets (with or without human counterparts) that seem quite bizarre, almost terrifying, in retrospect. One such show was Sigmund and the Sea Monsters from Sid & Marty Kroft. Those who never got to experience this creepy little series will have another chance when the show is rebooted on Amazon.
The reboot will also feature a horror movie icon: David Arquette from the Scream Franchise.
Sid & Marty Krofft present Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a live action show for children ages 6 to 11, is centered on two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who along with their cousin Robyn befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp. Now, using a Clubhouse as their hiding place, the gang must keep Sigmund safe from an ambitious sea-monster hunter Captain Barnabas (Arquette). Sid & Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost) executive produce. Jonathan Judge (The Thundermans, School of Rock) directs the pilot. Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner (Santa Baby) wrote the new teleplay based on the classic series.
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