Anna and the Apocalypse

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Slaying it this Christmas.

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna (Ella Hunt, The More You Ignore Me) 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 (Malcolm Cumming), 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.

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Comedy, Horror, Musical

107mins

Rating: R16 Graphic violence, offensive language & content that may disturb

USA, UK

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Slick and stylish, with moments of gore that are played for gross-out and laughs in equal measure. You will hum along, you will tap your toes, if you're a big softy like me, you'll cry, but you will definitely have a great time.

Screen International

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McPhail, director of the care home-set comedy drama Where Do We Go From Here?, carries off a tricky mix of elements with brio.

Variety (USA)

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"Anna" registers as more than just a throwaway novelty item thanks to simple yet highly effective emotional underpinnings.

FilmInk (Australia)

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...a zom com that attempts to gnaw on something a little different.

Associated Press

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[It's] charming, often clever, and unexpectedly moving, too.

New York Times

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Like some features that originated as short movies, "Anna and the Apocalypse" never earns its longer running time.

Rolling Stone

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Here's the holiday musical you're looking for - if, say, you like a splash of gore and a parade of flesh-eating zombies between musical numbers. Eat your heart out, Mary Poppins!