The Zombie Christmas Musical Film ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Gets a Release Date

I’ve already expressed my excitement for Anna and the Apocalypse, so I won’t go on about that now. Basically, it’s a zombie apocalypse movie that takes place during Christmas. Oh, and it’s also a musical. A few months ago, Orion Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film and now it has an official release date! The film will come to select theaters on December 7, 2018, and then expand nationwide over the following weeks. Here’s a more in-depth synopsis for you:

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.

The film originally premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2017 and was directed by John McPhail. The list of stars includes Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cummings, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye. Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry wrote the script for the film while the musical numbers were written by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly.

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