Television: November 2009 Archives

Television: Newsmakers Nov. 23, 2009



Michigan-Based Chiller Drive In TV show goes national on RTN

TV's Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In will now air nationwide on RTN, the Retro Television Network, beginning Saturday, November 28, 2009. The Michigan based, family friendly hosted horror TV show will now be available to over 80 million households via both cable and digital broadcast thought out the United States with this agreement.

Chiller Drive-In will air on RTN every Saturday at 10pm. In addition, Chiller Drive-In will still air locally at midnight on flagship broadcast station WMYD My-TV 20 in Detroit, as well as broadcast affiliates in Florida and Michigan. "We've come quite far in a short amount of time," says host and executive producer 'Wolfman Mac' Kelly, "It just seems like yesterday we were taping shows in front of a piece of black fabric with cobwebs on it, using a my hand-held camcorder, for airing on community access TV."

The premise of the show is simple: Wolfman Mac and his shady sidekick 'Boney Bob' show B-Movies at the dilapidated the Chiller Drive-In theatre in the fictional town of Hauntington Heights. Adding in the mirth is an ensemble cast of characters who bring up the camp when the movie projector stops. "Our humor is along the lines of what you would expect from movies like Shrek or a Bugs Bunny cartoon. The grown-ups get the jokes while the little monsters laugh because they see mom and dad laughing," says Kelly. Unlike many other horror hosts, 'Wolfman Mac' is a friendly werewolf with a sense of humor. Think of him as a cross between Herman Munster and Tim Allen.

Key to Chiller Drive-In are the Horror and Sci-Fi movies from the 1950's through the 1970's. Chiller Drive-In features titles such as House on Haunted Hill, Zontar, The Thing from Venus, King Kong Escapes and many more. "Viewers always tell me that the worse the movie, the better they like it," adds Kelly, "... and with an abundance of cheezy, low budget, tacky films from that era, I don't see us running out of these movies any time soon."

"Chiller Drive-In" is a 100% Michigan written, produced and video taped production. Filming is done exclusively at the Erebus Haunted Attraction in Downtown Pontiac. With the tremendous excitement about the film and video industry working in Michigan, Kelly, a native of Mt. Clemens, feels that he was ahead of the curve, "This is where I live and work, and I'm proud that our production can be shot in a climate receptive for making TV and movies." Kelly has also become a champion for all things Michigan, and uses his program as a platform for sharing what's right about the area.

So crawl up to the graveyard, dig up a date, pop some popcorn, turn the lights down low and get ready to giggle and shiver with Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In. For additional information, visit







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