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Netflix goes to Hell to showcase the surreal small Michigan town

August 12, 2020 | Story by: Edward Pevos | Photos by: Edward Pevos

This article originally appeared on MLive. Click here to read it.

HELL, MI – Netflix is in Hell. Hell, Michigan, that is. The streaming service is filming in the tiny Michigan town for “Netflix is a Joke” and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun with free food as an extra incentive.

Hell is located about 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. It was founded by John Colone and consists of just a few businesses. “We call it Uptown, Midtown and Downtown,” said Colone. “That’s because there’s one business in each area.”

Colone says Netflix has been in Hell since Monday and plans to be there until Friday. “We were told we were chosen to be profiled as one of America’s funniest little towns and they wanted to come and do something on us,” added Colone.

Netflix is also picking up the tab on food this week. The streaming service is giving free pork, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread at the Hell Hole Bar from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. And then on Friday, it will give away ice cream from Screams Creamatory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Just the whole idea of our town is that we like to make fun of it,” Colone told MLive. “It’s just good fun for everyone.”

Hell consists of two restaurants, an ice cream shop, a miniature golf course and a small wedding chapel. Colone says everything in Hell is all about having fun.

“We have a wedding chapel where we always say that every marriage has nowhere to go but up. We have one of the largest miniature golf courses in the state. We have hiking trails all over the area. You can even rent horses. While other towns are historical, we call ourselves hysterical.”

There’s no word yet on when the Netflix program involving Hell will air, but MLive will be sure to find out as the release date gets closer. We’re told “Netflix is a Joke” is also filming in the towns of Weed, CA, Knockemstiff, OH, Climax (Georgia or Michigan, we aren’t sure), No Name, CO, Zigzag, OR, Smackover, AR, Sandwich, MA and Peculiar, MS.



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