Late last year, just in time for the holiday season, director John McPhail‘s Anna and the Apocalypse received a limited theatrical release but did not arrive on VOD, essentially meaning that most of us were not able to actually watch the Christmas horror film during, well, Christmastime. That was a bummer, but at least the wait won’t be much longer now.
Via Rue Morgue, we’ve learned today that Orion’s Anna and the Apocalypse will be receiving a Digital and VOD release next week, on Tuesday, February 12th!
Trace Thurman reviewed Anna and the Apocalypse for us out of its World Premiere at 2017’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival, writing:
“Anna and the Apocalypse is a joyous celebration of zombies, musicals and Christmas!”
Check out the Red Band trailer below, while you wait.
In the film, “When a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven, Anna and her high school pals must fight, sing and slash their way to survival. Teaming with her best friend John, Anna and her crew try to save family and faculty alike as they encounter zombified snowmen, a manic bachelor party and teenage hormones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.”
Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) stars in the title role alongside Mark Benton (ITV drama The Halcyon) and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones). The cast also includes up-and-comers Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu.
Ryan McHenry, who wrote and directed the 2010 short film “Zombie Musical” upon which it is based, wrote the original script (with Alan McDonald).