MPI Produced TV Show "The Monster Show" Pilot Kicks Off at Motor City Comic Con

The Monster Show pilot episode kicked off Sunday, May 17th at the Motor City Comic Con. The show is a ½ hour pilot features Michigan personality Mac Kelly (of Wolfman Mac’s Chiller Drive-In fame) and a cast of traditional monster characters who hide in plain sight as hosts for a locally produced horror host tv show.  

The show is a dark but humorous horror comedy set in the Detroit television scene.   Aside from trying to keep their show alive these monsters must also deal with their natural tendencies to kill people.  Motion Picture Institute is producing  show with the pilot being directed by Douglas Schulze.

MPI Produced TV Show "The Monster Show" Pilot Kicks Off at Motor City Comic Con - MPI News -  Motion Picture Institute in Troy MI - The_Monster_Show_-_1

MPI Produced TV Show "The Monster Show" Pilot Kicks Off at Motor City Comic Con - MPI News -  Motion Picture Institute in Troy MI - The_Monster_Show_-_2

The Dark Below Screening at L'Etrange Film Festival

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Vote For Motion Picture Institute by June 19

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Motion Picture Institute at Motor City Comic Con

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