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Zombie movies are cool. Holiday movies are cool. High school musicals are cool. Anna and the Apocalypse is the unholy genre mash-up that begs the question: why not all three? This rowdy zom-com takes place in a small Scottish town, where Anna (Ella Hunt) and her teenage cohorts go from trying to survive school to singing and dancing their way through a full-blown outbreak of the undead. Funny, festive, gory, and toe-tappingly catchy, this movie proves that the best defense against a zombie apocalypse is a smile and a song. And also: weapons.


  • Ella Hunt
  • Malcolm Cumming
  • Sarah Swire
  • Christopher Leveaux
  • Marli Siu
  • Ben Wiggins
  • Mark Benton
  • Paul Kaye
  • Sean Connor
  • John Winchester

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  • Currently filming in Port Glasgow, Scotland.
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    • 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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Verified Review

Such a great film. Bizarre and heartbreaking, but great.

Andy K
Verified Review

It's like high school musical switched genres and tried to do an homage to shaun of the dead. Cast could really belt and the musical numbers were strong and catchy. Choreography was a little off but it could've been on purpose since they are just supposed to be school kids. Great villain song. Not very cliche as these types usually fall victim to, and was actually heartfelt and had a message about taking people for granted. Liked it quite a lot!

Benjamin A


Jan 3, 2019

Anna and the Apocalypse is a delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast, entertaining gore and a storyline that’s easy to take seriously… even though it’s fundamentally absurd.

Metacritic review by William Bibbiani
William Bibbiani
Nov 28, 2018

This schlocky horror picture show combines a zesty young cast with an infectious comic energy.

Metacritic review by Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter
Nov 28, 2018

It may be a touch overlong – perhaps because everyone has to stop running to sing songs at regular intervals – and the emotional beats familiar, with moments of poignance, tragedy, gruesome comedy (a decapitated zombie in a snowman suit) and absurdity.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman
Screen International