Movie Review: Ahockalypse (2018)

August 18, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Ahockalypse begins with The Prairie Kings hockey team scoring a major victory on the ice, but the highfalutin celebrating is short lived as the city becomes ground zero for one of those zombie apocalypses that all the kids are into these days.  Now the team has to tear ass all over the damn place in a desperate race to survive the night as gut munchers clash with team mascots, kung-fu vixens, and pepperoni obsessed goof-balls!
As you can surmise from the sinister synopsis above; Ahockalypse is light on story, but that should come as no real surprise, as this is a fright flick filled with as many laughs (attempted anyway…more to come there) as lacerations, and one where the absurd rules the day…but that too is a tad lacking.
First off, the cast are extremely game for the free wheeling nonsense at hand, and all are fun to watch, but unfortunately the material they are given more often than not falls flat and the jokes are far more miss than hit. Along with that, this is a film about a hockey team battling zombies…with that as your initial concept you would think this film would go 110% off the rails with absolute, over-the-top insanity…but alas such is not the case; I mean we do get some batshit Fury Road rejects (who really do steal every scene they are in), ice rink battles, spraying blood (with some choice practical effects among the digital crimson), and weird character moments here and there, but the whole affair seems restrained all things considered.
The final verdict on Ahockalypse is that while there is a deficit of decent laughs and craziness in the film, it does possess plenty of zombie battlin’ action, some engaging performances, and it’s never boring so there’s that for ya. If you need to see every zombie flick released, or you want to throw your brain on park for an hour and twenty minutes you could do worse than this one my fiends.



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