The best part of the holidays is getting together with those you love and enjoying a nice hot chocolate. Or maybe it’s heading to theaters to watch some unsuspecting, musically inclined teenagers deal with a zombie apocalypse that will paint a small British town red, but not in the jolly way that you might expect from Santa Claus.
Anna and the Apocalypse is a new comedy that not only features high schoolers dealing with zombies, but also belting out awesome original musical tunes. It’s a nice break from the usual melodramatic family holiday movies that hit theaters around this time. There’s no time to argue when there’s zombies to kill, and you can see why in a new Anna and the Apocalypse clip. But be warned, it’s a bloody one. Read More »
How many genres and sub-genres can one film pack in? How about a comedy, that’s also musical, that’s also a zombie film, and also a holiday movie as well? That’s the case with Anna and the Apocalypse, a new zom-com that’s riding a wave of positive festival buzz. A new Anna and the Apocalypse trailer has arrived to offer a better look and the film, while revealing some toe-tapping tunes. Watch the trailer below.
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Every holiday season, there are a handful of melodramatic dramas or cheesy comedies taking place around Christmas. But this year will be a little bit different, because there’s a zombie Christmas musical on the way.
That’s right, Anna and the Apocalypse is a high school musical set at Christmas when zombies attack a small Scottish town. If you’re wondering what that looks like, the first musical number from the movie has arrived, featuring a song called “Hollywood Ending.” Check out the Anna and the Apocalypse music video below. Read More »
Have you heard about Anna and the Apocalypse yet? It’s the high school zombie Christmas musical coming to theaters just in time for the holidays this December. But the big screen won’t be the only place you can find the story of Anna as she faces a zombie apocalypse along with all the trials and tribulations of high school.
There will be an Anna and the Apocalypse novelization by Katherine Turner and Barry Waldo (based on the original screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry) that will dig even deeper into the characters from the truly unique film. We’ve got the entire first chapter to debut from the book, which you can find out more about below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
You’ve seen zombie comedies before, but have you ever seen a zombie comedy that’s also a musical? How about a Scottish one that’s set during the Christmas season? Anna and the Apocalypse checks all of those boxes, but aside from its fun genre mash-ups, it’s also a film that slowly introduces its horror aspect and gets the audience to invest in its characters along the way. Check out the newest trailer below. Read More »
Finally, the Christmas-themed zombie musical you’ve been waiting for has a release date. Anna and the Apocalypse will sing and dance its way into theaters this December.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Anna and the Apocalypse was one of the most delightful movies I saw in 2017 and now it will be one of the most delightful movies more people will get to see in 2018. The film, a Christmas musical set during the zombie apocalypse, has been picked up by Orion for a 2018 release and a certain breed of move fan will soon have a new holiday favorite to break out every December.
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Every year, every film festival, some World Premiere comes out of nowhere to reveal itself as “the next big thing.” At this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, that title was Anna and The Apocalypse. This film is director John McPhail’s – wait for it – Scottish, Christmas-themed horror musical about coming of age during the zombie apocalypse. High School Musical meets Shaun of the Dead with a dash of Footloose. Sound fun? This is going to be a new winter rewatch tradition for the jolliest of genre fans.
We were able to find a little time amidst the chaos of Fantastic Fest to chat with McPhail about his sing-songy doomsday treat, along with actress Ella Hunt, actor Malcolm Cumming, actress/choreographer Sarah Swire, and actor Christopher Leveaux. Here’s what the whole crew had to say about musical zombie kills, cinematic influences and – as an added bit of fun – what horror movies they’d love to turn into a musicals next.
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Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
As a Scottish zombie Christmas musical comedy, Anna and the Apocalypse sounds like a joke. And for a little while, it feels like one.
Conceived as a High School Musical riff where the shambling undead arrive to wreak havoc on a more trivial teen movie, director John McPhail‘s film leans hard into comedy and irony in its first act. But like the 21st century’s greatest horror comedy (Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead), the film finds its voice and its soul when it drops the wink and becomes a fully realized musical horror movie with actual stakes…and the nerve to literally tear its lovable cast to pieces.
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Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Zombies and comedies go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Christmas and musicals go together like peppermint and, well, chocolate. But what happens when you take all of those seemingly disparate elements and cram them together into a single movie? You get the new zombie comedy Christmas musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which features characters singing and dancing their way through an undead uprising during the holiday season.
Yes, movie is real. And yes, you can watch the Anna and the Apocalypse trailer right now.
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