Up for a gory high school zombie Christmas musical? Yeah, me too. So, you might want to check out the trailer for Scottish director John McPhail’s Anna and the Apocalypse, because it’s all of those things.
I’m not entirely certain what to say about this Anna and the Apocalypse trailer other than than, oh hell yes. This type of concept so easily goes awry so often, but while I can’t speak to the finished product ,or whether or not McPhail and company can keep up the momentum the entire time, this brief glimpse is more than promising enough to get me into a theater.
Come on, there’s zombie snowmen beheadings, the undead being mowed down with shopping carts, elaborate dance numbers through swarms of animated rotting corpses. What else do you want out of a movie?
Here’s what Deadline has to say about Anna and the Apocalypse:
When a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven, Anna and her high school pals must fight, sing and slash their way to survival. Teaming with her best friend John, Anna and her crew try to save family and faculty alike as they encounter zombified snowmen, a manic bachelor party and teenage hormones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
Yeah, still 100% in the bag for this one.
Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt, Mark Benton, Paul Kay, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, and Marli Siu. It hits Fantastic Fest soon then moves to Sitges after that. XYZ is handling the North American sales, so hopefully they’ll be some sort of movement on the getting-this-movie-to-the-masses front.
Between Anna and the Apocalypse and the upcoming Better Watch Out, we may just have a couple of new holiday horror classics to enjoy.