By Chris Post
The modern zombie genre is one that has seen all sorts of mutations since it was introduced by George Romero 50 years ago.
There are gritty, chracter-driven films. There are action movie films. There are comedies. With Anna and the Apocalypse, the zombie film has gone musical. The film, set for a December 2018 wide release in the United States has already been generating fan reactions thanks to its appearances on the film festival circuit.
As a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – Anna and her high school friends are forced to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.
Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a ravenous bachelor party and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike. 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.
The film stars Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) as Anna, Mark Benton (The Halcyon) as her father Tony and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones) as the wicked antagonist Savage.