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Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ella Hunt ... Anna
Malcolm Cumming ... John
Sarah Swire ... Steph
Christopher Leveaux ... Chris
Ben Wiggins ... Nick
Marli Siu ... Lisa
Mark Benton ... Tony
Paul Kaye ... Savage
Ella Jarvis ... Katie
Calum Cormack Calum Cormack ... Santa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Euan Bennet ... Jake
Sean Connor Sean Connor ... Graham
Tariqsafdar Hussain Tariqsafdar Hussain ... Zombie
Janet Lawson Janet Lawson ... Mrs. Hinzmann
Janet Lawson Janet Lawson ... Mrs. Hinzmann
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When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.

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Rated R for zombie violence and gore, language, and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Port Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,588, 2 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,695, 13 December 2018
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2.39 : 1
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American actor Tyler Collins, who starred in director John McPhail's previous film, Where Do We Go From Here? (2015), has a brief, uncredited non-speaking role as a zombie during the scene when the undead attack the bowling alley. See more »

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Remake of Zombie Musical (2011) See more »

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Starts excellent, finishes ok
26 August 2018 | by justinhyneSee all my reviews

Anna and the Apocalypse is a fun film that starts excellent and finishes ok. The early songs are extremely good and worthy of any high end musical out there. The lead Ella Hunt is a star in the making with not only great vocals, but a believable performance as Anna. Whilst she could stand firm in any west end musical, I feel her talents are destined to stay with the silver screen, as she is able to capture beautifully subtle facial expressions which make the character very likeable and real.

The support vocals and acting are very good from some and ok from others, but overall it never lives up to the strength of the opening 30 minutes.

The horror zombie element was very well done and a similar quality to Shaun of the Dead, but I wonder if this could have actually been two separate films. One musical and one comedy horror, as it did both fairly well, but for me they didn't mesh together well enough to sustain for the whole run time.

Not enough cool zombie kills for horror fans and not enough quality songs for musical fans.

Overall though, I enjoyed the film and would recommend it to any fan of either genre.


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