The ‘Ahockalypse’ comes to Riverside Arena; Film crew to shoot parts of movie at Saturday Bruins game

Published 10:01 am Friday, February 17, 2017

Austin Bruins fans attending the game against Brookings will have a chance to witness a little movie magic in Riverside Arena at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

As the Bruins and Blizzard battle on the ice, a movie crew will be filming crowd scenes for “Ahockalypse,” an independent horror-comedy produced in part by Bruins co-owner Craig Patrick. The film’s story was written by Patrick and the script was written by Wayne Johnson, who is helping make the movie.

The scenes filmed on Saturday will be used for the two hockey game sequences that will appear in the movie.

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Patrick began investing in movies seven years ago and his first film, a campy horror movie entitled “Black Creek,” is currently being edited and set for release. “Ahockalypse” is a movie that Patrick is hoping will be funny and entertaining.

“It’s going to be great. There’s all kinds of zombie movies, but there haven’t been any hockey ones,” Patrick said. “It’s really a zomedy — a zombie comedy. It should be real fun and we think it’s going to be funny.”

While “Ahockalypse” has been in the works for quite some time, the first scenes of the film were recently shot on a frozen lake. There will also be a chance for locals to appear in the film as the crew is looking for extras in Austin on March 13 and March 20. Locals will be asked to play zombies and people in the crowd.

“It’ll be a chance for people to get in a movie that will be seen,” Patrick said.

If interested in being an extra, Nicole Fae is the contact at

As for the Bruins, the game will be a big one as they currently trail Brookings by three points for the final spot in the NAHL Central playoffs.