Anna and the Apocalypse Celebrate Christmas at Fantastic Fest


Playing as part of this year’s Fantastic Fest is the zombie Christmas musical(!) Anna and the Apocalypse, and right now we have your first look at the teaser trailer and more. Dig it!

Directed by John McPhail, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) as Anna with Mark Benton (The Halcyon) as her father, Tony, and Paul Kaye (“Game of Thrones”) as the wicked Savage. The cast also includes up-and-comers Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, and Marli Siu.

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.

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