Anna and The Apocalypse Review

Delia Harrington Dec 6, 2018

Anna and the Apocalypse is the teenage-focused, Christmas zombie musical you've been waiting for all your life.

Zombie Christmas musical. With those words alone, you pretty much know if you’re in or you’re out. But allow me to make a case for the indelibly winning Anna and the Apocalypse, a Scottish movie so toe-tappingly charming and laugh out loud funny that by the end of the first song, even the skeptics will likely have warmed up. If you’re looking to have an absolute blast at the movies this Christmas, look no further than this movie.

Anna is a high school senior headed off to a gap year before college, much to her father’s dismay. Her best friend John (Malcolm Cumming) is trying to get over his unrequited feelings for Anna and how much he’ll miss her when she flies off to Australia
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Movie Review – Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

Anna and the Apocalypse, 2018.

Directed by John McPhail.

Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye.

Synopsis:

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. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

It’s certainly bold to make a Christmas centered musical where the majority of the fresh songs are not related to the holiday. It’s another thing to combine both of those ingredients with traditional zombie gore. However, perhaps the most striking element of the uniquely impressive balancing act that makes up Anna and
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to Keep Box Office Crown for Second Weekend

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It’s a weekend of repeats.

With just one nationwide debut at the box office, a series of holdovers are set to take the top spots, with the second frame of Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” heading for first place with an estimated $24 million.

The sole cross-country rollout, Sony’s “Possession of Hannah Grace,” is likely to open to $6.4 million from 2,065 North American theaters after taking in $2.56 million on Friday. That estimate is more than double what Sony had originally predicted for “Hannah Grace.”

Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen and written by Brian Sieve, the horror flick follows a young morgue attendant (Shay Mitchell) who realizes a cadaver has been possessed by a demon. Shot on a Sony A7S II, “Hannah Grace” has a C- CinemaScore and a 19% Rotten Tomatoes score, with its Audience Score at 22%.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” will cross $100 million domestically this weekend, and has
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Orion Unleashes ‘Anna And The Apocalypse’; Colin Firth Sets Sail In ‘The Mercy’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Orion Unleashes ‘Anna And The Apocalypse’; Colin Firth Sets Sail In ‘The Mercy’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
Following last weekend’s big roll out of The Favourite from Fox Searchlight, this weekend will likely see a pause for awards contenders making splashy Specialty box office numbers. Orion Pictures is giving a limited start to comedy-horror-musical Anna And the Apocalypse, starring Ella Hunt and Malcom Cumming. Timed to the holiday season, the title fits the company’s strategy of releasing films that target specific audiences. Screen Media, meanwhile, has two very different features heading out, though both will have one-time event screenings around the country (on different dates) in addition to specific targeted regular runs. James Marsh’s The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz opens Village East in New York through the distributor, while animated feature Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer will have regular engagements starting in New York and L.A. Friday in a day and date release in addition to event screenings in over 100 cities.
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‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Film Review: Zombies, Musicals and Christmas Make a Merry Mash-Up

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‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Film Review: Zombies, Musicals and Christmas Make a Merry Mash-Up
We’re accustomed to horror movies using creativity and artistry to cover up their low budgets; a filmmaker can create plenty of scares with one set and a cast of four. The low-budget musical, on the other hand, is expected to provide splashy razzle-dazzle and grandeur with the same economy of means, and it’s a tougher genre to make succeed on a dime. That said, if you’re willing to overlook a little scruffiness at the edges, it’s a Christmas miracle that the Scottish import “Anna and the Apocalypse” works so well as both a horror movie and a musical.

And “Christmas miracle” should be taken literally, because this is a holiday movie as well. And if you don’t think the undead mix well with musical numbers and gaudy Yuletide decor, “Anna” might be the movie to change your mind.

It’s a film that the protagonist
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‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Review: Night of the Singing, Dancing Dead

Here’s the holiday musical you’re looking for — if, say, you like a splash of gore and a parade of flesh-eating zombies between musical numbers. Eat your heart out, Mary Poppins! Literally! Set in Scotland during Christmas season, in the perfectly named town of Little Haven, Anna and the Apocalypse knows it’s a horror-comedy-musical throwaway and proceeds to lean heavily into the curve. You’ve never heard of the actors, which also helps. And director John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here) keeps the movie speeding over
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Horror Highlights: Anna And The Apocalypse Flash Mob, The Rainbow Experiment, Death Kiss

Sometimes, you are so excited about a film that you just have to do a flash mob. Ahead of the November 30th release of Anna and the Apocalypse from Orion Pictures, a group of Austinites and zombies participated in a flash mob in downtown Austin, Texas. Also: The Rainbow Experiment VOD and DVD release details, and Death Kiss is coming to DVD as well.

Details on the Anna and the Apocalypse Flash Mob in Austin: "To celebrate the critically-acclaimed Christmas zombie high-school musical Anna And The Apocalypse, the movie came to life in Austin, TX with a flash mob dance in downtown at the popular Lamar Pedestrian Bridge to get the holidays started with a bloody bang (and possibly a bite).

In anticipation of Orion Pictures' new holiday film, a group of Austinites & zombies participated in a Surprise flash mob to the original song from the film, "Hollywood Ending" while
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Watch a New Clip from Zombie Christmas Musical Anna And The Apocalypse

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Ever since Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson gave it a five-star review, we've been excited for Daily Dead readers to unwrap the holiday horrors of the zombie Christmas musical Anna and the Apocalypse. We're thrilled that Heather will be hosting a special Q&A with director John McPhail and co-star Chris Leveaux this Friday in Los Angeles, and to give you an idea of what to expect, Orion Pictures released a new clip from the film that features the rise of the living dead and an oblivious dance number in the midst of their carnage.

Directed by John McPhail from a screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt, Malcom Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye.

Orion Pictures will release Anna and the Apocalypse in select theaters on November 30th, followed by a nationwide release on December 7th.
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Anna and the Apocalypse Clip Is Full of Singing, Dancing, and Zombie Carnage

Turn your life around with the official soundtrack and a new clip from Orion Pictures' upcoming zombie holiday musical Anna and the Apocalypse! Watch as star Ella Hunt unknowingly sings her way through the zombie apocalypse and listen to the full soundtrack to hear the rest of the songs from the film. Don't miss Anna and the Apocalypse in select theaters November 30th, expanding nationwide December 7th.

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other...

The stellar cast of this unique Christmas musical filled
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Movie Review – Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

Anna and the Apocalypse, 2018.

Directed by John McPhail.

Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Ben Wiggins and Paul Kaye.

Synopsis:

A misfit group of Scottish schoolkids must fight their way through a zombie apocalypse happening in the days before Christmas in order to get back to their families… or what’s left of them.

Sometimes, as a film fan, something comes along that seems to tick all of your boxes on premise alone. As a big fan of British cinema, horror movies, musicals and Christmas, it’s fair to say that Anna and the Apocalypse was an exciting prospect for me. There aren’t many zombie musicals out there, let alone British ones set during the festive period, but this movie delivers all of its constituent genre portions in exactly the right quantities – like a satisfying, filling Christmas dinner.

There’s something about British cinema,
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MGM’s Third-Quarter Profit Far Below Last Year’s Mark

  • The Wrap
MGM Holdings on Thursday reported revenue for the third quarter that was improved compared with the same period a year ago, but the company’s net income fell far short of last year’s mark.

In a filling on its investor relations website, MGM, which is a privately held company, said that revenue for the quarter ending Sept. 30 hit $380.2 million, up from $267.7 million during the same quarter last year.

The company’s net income, however, was $25.3 million, which was a decline compared with the $114.2 million in profits the company reported last year.

Also Read: MGM Partners With Lantern Entertainment to Develop, Distribute 'Boys in the Boat'

During the company’s third-quarter conference call with executives, however, which was previously recorded and posted later on Thursday, MGM chief financial officer Kenneth Kay said that the quarter’s results reflect “the investments we are making in long-term growth and value creation.”

He
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Enjoy a Bloody Bathroom Zombie Kill in This New Clip From Anna And The Apocalypse

We’ve got a new clip from the zombie Christmas musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, for you to watch today. This one shows us Ella Hunt’s Anna and Sarah Swire’s Steph as they find a zombie in the women’s bathroom where they proceed to violently kills is by bloodily bashing its head in with a toilet seat.

There’s been a lot of hype online for this movie. This is one of those horror films that is going to have a loyal cult following. I like that it mixes together several different genres and does something unique and different that we don’t see very often. Here’s the synopsis:

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.
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Watch a Bloody “Bathroom Break” Clip from New Zombie Christmas Movie Anna And The Apocalypse

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Ever since Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson gave it a five-star review, we've been excited for Daily Dead readers to unwrap the holiday horrors of the zombie Christmas musical Anna and the Apocalypse. Giving horror fans a deeper look at the blood-stained laughs and comedic carnage to come, Orion Pictures has now revealed a new clip from Anna and the Apocalypse ahead of its theatrical release this holiday season.

Directed by John McPhail from a screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt, Malcom Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye.

Orion Pictures will release Anna and the Apocalypse in select theaters on November 30th, followed by a nationwide release on December 7th.

Synopsis: "A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash
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Anna and the Apocalypse Preview Bashes in the Brains of a Zombie Janitor

Halloween isn't the only season that gets to have any horror fun when it comes to big genre movies. This Christmas, we're getting a couple of blood-tinged treats that will surely satisfy your craving for guts and goulash. But there is perhaps no bigger thriller heading our way than Anna and the Apocalypse. Which also happens to be a Christmas musical about zombies. It's really hitting every note with a big fat rock.

Today, we get a special preview from Anna and the Apocalypse. After an avalanche of cool posters, a few trailers, and even a music video, now we get our look at the first clip. And boy, is it a floozy of a doozy. Get your cherry slushies ready. You'll definitely need a refresher after sitting through this harrowing bit of trash cinema turned fried gold.

Yes, get a teeth-snarling first look at Orion Pictures' zombie holiday
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Anna And The Apocalypse International Movie Trailer Proves “There’s no such thing as a Hollywood Ending”

Anna and the Apocalypse Red Band International Trailer John McPhail‘s Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) international red band movie trailer stars Ella Hunt, Christopher Leveaux, Sarah Swire, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye. Anna and the Apocalypse‘s plot synopsis: “When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – teenager [...]

Continue reading: Anna And The Apocalypse International Movie Trailer Proves “There’s no such thing as a Hollywood Ending”
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Fun New Trailer and Clip For The Zombie Christmas Musical Anna And The Apocalypse

The upcoming zombie Christmas musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, has been building a lot of hype over the past few months and there seems to be a lot of people getting excited about it. This is going to be one of those films that finds a very dedicated cult following. Today we’ve got a new trailer for you to watch along with a delightful toe-tapping musical clip from the film.

The movie looks like it will be a charming blood and gore fest. The movie mixes together several different elements and genres and it definitely tries to do something unique and different. I’m excited about the movie, especially since I’m a fan of both horror films and musicals. Are there a lot of those around? Anyway, here’s the synopsis:

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight,
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Zombies invade Christmas in trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse

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If you are looking for an alternative Christmas adventure you won’t forget, with blood-thirsty Santas, zombified faculty members and original songs you’ll be singing ‘til New Year, Anna and the Apocalypse may just be what you are after. Watch the trailer below.

Related: Our review of Anna and the Apocalypse

Shot on location in Scotland, the film has enjoyed its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, receiving both critical praise and a nomination for the coveted Audience Award. At FrightFest, lead actress Ella Hunt was named Screen FrightFest Genre Rising Star 2018, and the film has also been nominated for Best Film and Best Actress [Ella Hunt] at the Scottish BAFTAs.

Directed by John McPhail, written by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, the film stars Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu alongside British comedy stars Mark Benton and Paul Kaye.

Also in
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New poster & trailer for zombie musical ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

Ahead of its arrival in UK cinemas next month, Vertigo Releasing has revealed a new poster and red band trailer for Christmas zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse – which we caught at this years Edinburgh Film Festival, calling it “a thoroughly entertaining zombie musical that fully deserves its imminent cult following and marks out director McPhail and its young cast as serious talents to watch. Don’t miss it”. (Check out our full Anna and the Apocalypse review here)

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. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Directed by
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New Trailer For Alternative Christmas Adventure ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

Shot on location in Scotland, Anna and the Apocalypse enjoyed its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, receiving both critical praise and a nomination for the coveted Audience Award. At FrightFest, lead actress Ella Hunt was named Screen FrightFest Genre Rising Star 2018, and the film has also been nominated for Best Film and Best Actress [Ella Hunt] at the Scottish BAFTAs. We have the brand new trailer for the film below.

Anna and the Apocalypse is an alternative Christmas adventure you won’t forget, with blood-thirsty Santas, zombified faculty members and original songs you’ll be singing ‘til New Year.

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.

Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen,
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New poster and trailer for zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse

Ahead of its arrival in UK cinemas next month, Vertigo Releasing has revealed a new poster and red band trailer for John McPhail’s Christmas zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse; check them out here…

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. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Anna and the Apocalypse is set for release on November 30th and features a cast that includes Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton and Paul Kaye.

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