Today instead of looking at a movie host of the past we’ll look at two who are still active. First up is the one and only Wolfman Mac, seen in the photo with his friend Boney Bob. Wolfman Mac hosts Chiller Drive-In, on which he shows the usual beloved B-movies of the past in the time-honored movie host tradition. Mac’s schtick is that a stereotypical pitchfork and torch-bearing mob once chased him into a haunted old drive-in where he met Boney Bob and began showing old, campy movies. Wolfman Mac’s show airs Saturday nights at 10pm on the cable channel called RetroTV. Tonight’s movie is The Monster Maker, the old standard about a former special effects man gone mad Phantom of the Opera style. The flick deals with the FX man’s desire for revenge at the movie industry he feels has discarded him.
On Elvira’s Movie Macabre (recently made – not reruns from the 1980’s) she will be showing the old Roger Corman anti-classic A Bucket Of Blood starring Corman stalwart Dick Miller as Walter Paisley. Paisley is a struggling artist who soon realizes that preserving his murder victims and presenting them as sculptures makes him the “hottest new talent” on the art scene. Elvira’s show is on the cable channel ThisTV on Saturdays and Sundays. Check ThisTV’s website for times in your area.