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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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John McPhail
7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Hunt ... Anna Shepherd
Malcolm Cumming ... John
Sarah Swire ... Steph North
Christopher Leveaux ... Chris Wise
Marli Siu ... Lisa
Ben Wiggins ... Nick
Mark Benton ... Tony Shepherd
Paul Kaye ... Arthur Savage
Sean Connor ... Graham
John Winchester John Winchester ... Tibbsy
Euan Bennet ... Jake
Ella Jarvis ... Katie
Myfanwy Morgan Myfanwy Morgan ... Penguin Student 1
John McGeachie John McGeachie ... Penguin Student 2
Janet Lawson Janet Lawson ... Mrs. Hinzmann
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Zombie Christmas Musical See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Lonano was at one point considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the song "Turning My Live Around" before Anna starts to head to school she pulls out a piece of candy from an advent calendar, showing that it's December 23rd. In Scotland, school winter holidays start a week before Christmas. See more »

Quotes

Nick: We go through here, we might make it to the school before sundown. Plus it'll be fun.
Steph North: Yeah, certain death is so much fun.
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Crazy Credits

Katharine Turner, co-author See more »

Alternate Versions

US version was partially reedited and runs approx. 5 minutes shorter than the original version. See more »

Connections

Remake of Zombie Musical (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Believe
Music and Lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly
Performed by Ella Hunt and Mark Benton
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User Reviews

 
Best first half of a movie I've seen all year. Just the first half though.
16 December 2018 | by thrtynneSee all my reviews

What a massively disappointing conclusion. I have no idea how they could possibly mess up the second half this badly.

The film starts off perfectly, a perfect commitment to the cheese and the campiness, genuine talent put into the songs, an awful lot of great slapstick, and over the top performances.

And then they forgot what movie they were making. The film commits so much to its zombie film satire that it becomes an actual zombie film. It attempts to be sad, serious, dramatic. They start killing characters that have no reason to die because...?

I am so incredibly disappointed. I laughed so so hard for like 35 minutes and then nothing.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna and the Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,588, 2 December 2018

Gross USA:

$545,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$670,430
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Festival Cut) | (original)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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