Do you often find yourself thinking, gee, I wish holiday movies had more singing and zombies? Well, if you do, I have the perfect film for you!
‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ is a high school musical that takes place during Christmas. Oh, and zombies are causing mayhem in a small Scottish town. A music video for the first musical number from the movie was just released, and features a song called ‘Hollywood Ending.’
‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ is based on the BAFTA-winning short film called ‘Zombie Musical.’ Not to be confused with the off-Broadway show ‘Zombie Prom.’ The film was directed by John McPhail, written by Alan McDonald and the late Ryan McHenry, and features original music by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly. Here is an official synopsis:
Teenage Anna’s life is typical enough. Chafing against the narrow horizons of her small town, she dreams of bigger things. It’s not so much that she doesn’t love her friends and family — she does — it’s just that they’re all so… familiar. So typical. So predictable. Her childhood best friend aches for a romance that she has no interest in, no matter how close they might be. The school jock that she had a fling with is proving to be disappointingly predictable in his behavior. And it’s becoming progressively harder for Anna to conceal her disappointment with just how satisfied her widower-father is with the blue collar simplicity of his never-changing existence. And then it all goes to shit.
The night of the high school Christmas concert marks the arrival of the undead in Anna’s small town. And so begins a struggle to band together and survive. Future dreams are forced aside by the overwhelming need to survive the present in this winning Scottish musical-horror-comedy.
‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ will hit theaters on November 30, 2018. Check out the music video below!