Based on the BAFTA-winning short Zombie Musical from director-writer Ryan McHenry, Anna and the Apocalypse has received a new trailer. The film is a festive-set zombie-horror musical comedy, so it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. To describe it as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land is hilariously accurate.
The trailer is fun and gory, perfectly balancing a tone that is laced with horror and bursting with laughs and comedy. Check it out below.
The film originally debuted at Fantastic Fest in 2017 and received a lot of critical buzz. The film was praised for its brilliant blend of comedy, horror and the musical genre, as well as the great performance from leading lady Ella Hunt.
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.
Anna and the Apocalypse has been directed by John McPhail, because sadly, McHenry passed away back in 2015. He was originally interested in directing the feature adaptation of his film.
Anna and the Apocalypse will be released in select cinemas on 30th November, before releasing nationwide on 7th December.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)