At the same time that many Buffalo Bills fans were contemplating throwing their TVs out of the window yesterday, there was an actual demolition taking place outside of The Hotel @ The Lafayette. No, it wasn’t a building that was being demolished, although that wouldn’t have been a big surprise to anyone. Instead there was a car crash scene being filmed for the production of a werewolf movie called Ward’s Island starring Dennis Haysbert, Ernie Hudson, Craig Scheffer, Bill Duke and Ariana Richards.
Thankfully I decided to head over to watch the crash instead of watching the second half of the game. When I got the site where the filming was taking place, there was a substantial crew going over safety procedures in preparation for the collision that was about to take place. The film hired a number of extras and crew from Buffalo – between 50 to 100 depending on the day. As the crew got busy securing the shoot, a number of curious Buffalonians scrambled to find safe viewing areas. Here’s what the car crash looked like from atop a balcony at the hotel…