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Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt



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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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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

This is playing at the Hollywood ArcLight, with a Q&A with cast and crew members this weekend.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

There should be an international ban on zombie comedies for a while.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

There’s even a Zombie High School Musical on the Disney Channel.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

And STAGE FRIGHT beat them both to the punch in 2014, albeit just as unmemorably:

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Originally Posted by Groucho
There should be an international ban on zombie comedies for a while.
Nah, but there should be a ban on zombie musicals though.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

Saw it in NYC tonight - liked it in a Shaun of the Dead way. Will probably pick up the soundtrack as I ended up liking a few of the tunes.

It also had a post-showing Q&A, and cool to see it was with Ella Hunt.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

Saw this earlier today.

Thought it fell a bit flat, filled with one-dimensional characters and (mostly) dull humor.

Ella Hunt's performance is worth noting as well as a humorous scene involving Penguin costumes.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

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Saw this earlier today.

Thought it fell a bit flat, filled with one-dimensional characters and (mostly) dull humor.

Ella Hunt's performance is worth noting as well as a humorous scene involving Penguin costumes.
I watched this today, and unfortunately "flat" is accurate. You have a mashup movie of the Christmas, zombie, musical, and (somewhat) comedy genres and there is still something missing. The songs weren't bad. Ella Hunt was a great lead and I look forward to seeing more from her. But in the end it just wasn't that memorable. Not a bad movie by any means and is worth checking out. There are some pretty cool zombie kills.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

Originally Posted by dex14
I watched this today, and unfortunately "flat" is accurate. You have a mashup movie of the Christmas, zombie, musical, and (somewhat) comedy genres and there is still something missing. The songs weren't bad. Ella Hunt was a great lead and I look forward to seeing more from her. But in the end it just wasn't that memorable. Not a bad movie by any means and is worth checking out. There are some pretty cool zombie kills.
I know Ryan McHenry was a Co-Writer on this and the script was based on his on his 2011 Short Film, Zombie Musical.

There's a part of me that believes if Ryan were still alive (he passed in 2015 due to Cancer) and Directing, the film would have been quite a bit better.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

Watched it for double credit in the comedy and holiday challenges and liked it. It didn’t do anything new for the zombie genre, but Hunt was a good lead, and I liked a lot of the songs.
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Re: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018, D: McPhail) S: Ella Hunt

This was really dumb, but I enjoyed it anyway and can see myself giving it a viewing every Christmas. The songs were catchy, and they even managed to get a few in once the film became violent, which is not an easy task. Sure it's fun to have some songs before the mayhem begins ("Hollywood Ending" would work in any musical film, to have it in a horror parody is just icing on the cake), but it's kinda hard to break up a zombie fight with a musical number yet they pull it off rather well. I also got a chuckle out of the inappropriate song in the Christmas show.

Now I'm just deciding if I want the US DVD or the import Blu-Ray.

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