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Anna And The Apocalypse

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 1h 33min
Country: UK
Language: English
Genre Tags: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Plot Summary: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: A Christmas-time zombie musical comedy. Purists of any of those individual genres will be disappointed, but the film's strength is its commitment to its hodgepodge premise. Midnight movie potential.

Outside Reviews:

Monica Castillo
3 out of 4 stars -

How many other Christmas-themed horror comedy musicals have such catchy songs, smart jokes sprinkled throughout suspenseful moments, and an ensemble dedicated to pulling it off? Anna and the Apocalypse is a gift for the midnight movie crowd that's just as liable to break out into song as to celebrate each major zombie kill. It's one of those rare horror movies to leave you with good holiday cheer.

April Wolfe
Grade: B- - Anna And The Apocalypse is a holiday-horror cocktail of singing, maiming, and clichés

John McPhail's horror-comedy-musical Anna And The Apocalypse seems like an easy sell for a new crop of genre fans raised on the pop tunes and twee melodrama of High School Musical. The film stars a host of young unknowns with bright, clear voices, mostly untarnished by any hint of personality, though that exuberant blandness is kind of on-key for what McPhail's attempting: a parody of teen-angst dramas and the Disney-fied singing of contemporary pop. Unfortunately, the film, written by Alan McDonald from a short by the late Viner Ryan McHenry, at times comes closer to a facsimile than a parody. When McPhail does hit the high notes, however, he really hits them.