Minnesota loves hockey. And basically everybody loves zombies right now, if The Walking Dead's towering ratings are any indication.
So maybe this Ahockalypse movie has a chance to really resonate.
Ahockalypse is an upcoming indie zombie-hockey horror-comedy film that shot in southeast Minnesota, includes Minnesota actors, and features Barry Melrose.
So what's the pitch? "After winning the championship cup, Jonesy and his team must survive the zombie apocalypse."
The creators released their first full trailer recently, so here it is – there's blood/gore, a bare butt holding a beer bottle about a minute in, and probably some other stuff you don't want on your screen at work.
They filmed a good chunk of scenes at the Riverside Arena in Austin, Minnesota, back in March. They also shot at an Austin hotel, in St. Paul, and in Wisconsin.
And players on the Austin Bruins NAHL team helped fill out the film's fake squads – the Prairie Kings and Ice Cats. This wasn't an accident. The Bruins co-owner and president, Craig Patrick, helped write the movie.
The man who plays the aforementioned Jonesy is Jesse Rennicke, who went to Wisconsin's Luck High School and graduated from Augsburg College, the Leader Register reported.
There's no release date for Ahockalypse yet, but Patrick and director Wayne Johnson Jr. told the Austin Daily Herald in the spring the goal was to get it out this year.