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Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

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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.

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John McPhail
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Hunt ... Anna Shepherd
Malcolm Cumming ... John
Sarah Swire ... Steph North
Christopher Leveaux ... Chris Wise
Marli Siu ... Lisa
Ben Wiggins ... Nick
Mark Benton ... Tony Shepherd
Paul Kaye ... Arthur Savage
Sean Connor ... Graham
John Winchester John Winchester ... Tibbsy
Euan Bennet ... Jake
Ella Jarvis ... Katie
Myfanwy Morgan Myfanwy Morgan ... Penguin Student 1
John McGeachie John McGeachie ... Penguin Student 2
Janet Lawson Janet Lawson ... Mrs. Hinzmann
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Storyline

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.

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To survive it takes killer moves and killer tunes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for zombie violence and gore, language, and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many in the cast, including its stars, saw the film for the first time at the film's premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin Texas. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the song "Turning My Live Around" before Anna starts to head to school she pulls out a piece of candy from an advent calendar, showing that it's December 24th. In Scotland, school winter holidays start December 20th. See more »

Quotes

Chris Wise: Oh no.
John: What?
Chris Wise: Justin Bieber is a zombie!
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Crazy Credits

Barry Waldo, co-author See more »

Alternate Versions

The extended cut (included on the UK Blu-ray) runs 10 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Turning My Life Around
Music and Lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly
Performed by Ella Hunt and Malcolm Cumming
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User Reviews

 
Fun idea, OK execution
5 December 2018 | by cholmes9320See all my reviews

Fun, charming, corny (though not in a bad way) and feeling fresh, this movie also somehow still feels a bit overlong, never fully engaging and not reaching the potential that it should and that you hope (also surprisingly not very Christmassy / lacking spirit). However, it does subvert some cliches and expectations, and the actors have great chemistry. The singing is good, for the most part, but you'll probably forget the songs by the time you get home. If you're curious or already looking forward to it, check it out. Otherwise, wait for Redbox.

6.5/10


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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna and the Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,588, 2 December 2018

Gross USA:

$545,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$670,430
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Festival Cut) | (original)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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