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:
All that, and a team full of women!
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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