We Need This Teen Zombie Holiday Horror Comedy Musical In Our Lives, ASAP
We’ve been talking a lot about the darkness surrounding Fantastic Fest, the huge genre film festival happening in Austin right now. But here’s something super awesome coming out of the fest that has made me all kinds of jealous: the premiere of Anna and the Apocalypse, which is being described as a teen Christmas zombie horror comedy musical. I’m trying to process that description and coming up a weird blend of confused and giddy.
The movie had been on a lot of attendees lists of their most anticipated screenings, and from the sound of it, it did not disappoint, not even a little.
Check out some of these reactions:
I just saw my favorite film of Fantastic Fest. ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE was just simply divine & pure joy from start to finish. ❤️❤️❤️
— Heather Wixson (@thehorrorchick) September 27, 2017
#AnnaAndTheApocalypse is essentially Shaun of the Dead as a musical. Extremely enjoyable, the songs are absolutely fantastic. Really dug it.
— Eric Walkuski (@ericwalkuski) September 23, 2017
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) September 23, 2017
— Jen @ Fantastic Fest (@The_JenBrown) September 23, 2017
— Rafael Motamayor (@GeekWithAnAfro) September 23, 2017
— Justin Jones (@justjustin42) September 23, 2017
All that, and a team full of women!
— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) September 23, 2017
There are a lot of genres that are hard to get right–holiday movies, teen movies (both of which can veer towards sappy), horror comedies, and musicals all being among them. But it sounds like this is a total bullseye. Is it weird that my new favorite movie is a movie I haven’t seen yet?
As of this writing, the film doesn’t have American distribution yet. But with this kind of response, that can’t be the case for long. Hopefully, we’ll be able to watch Anna and the Apocalypse soon. Is it too optimistic to hope for a zombie Christmas? (Yes, I know it is, but let me dream.)
In the meantime, I’ll be watching that trailer up there on an endless loop.
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