Run time: 108 MINS

Director: John McPhail

Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Mark Benton, 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.


High School pupil Anna (Ella Hunt) has big plans to leave her hometown and travel the world. As Christmas approaches, something strange lurks in the air, and it doesn’t take long for the undead to put a halt to her plans. Glasgow’s own John McPhail [Where Do We Go from Here? (2015)] – with music and lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly – brings us a zombie musical mash-up full of blood, tinsel and a Christmas like no other. With a sparkling soundtrack packed with original new tunes, Anna and the Apocalypse is a delightfully creative (if gory) story of friendship and survival.

With a strong ensemble cast, this musical zom-com horror is a fun genre mash-up packed with characters the viewer can root for. It looks certain to become a future cult classic.


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