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Anna and the Apocalypse

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna 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, 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. But they soon discover that being a teenager ... [+]
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United StatesUnited States M
Richard Kuipers
"It has the originality and crowd-pleasing energy to become a Christmas movie hit (...) A finale that’s so satisfying and sincere"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"This genre mash-up is exactly the zombie-filled teen-angst holiday musical you’ve been looking for (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
"[It] is more sketch than developed movie (...) The movie is thinly plotted, its pacing slack, its staging uninspired"  NEG
United StatesUnited States F
Amy Nicholson
"McPhail finds small moments to make his characters unique (...) 'Anna and the Apocalypse' plays on every emotion"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter
"This schlocky horror picture show combines a zesty young cast with an infectious comic energy"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
April Wolfe
AV Club
"A holiday-horror cocktail of singing, maiming, and clichés (...) It’s such an obvious mashup of other movies (...) Every shot is a carefully composed portrait"  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Monica Castillo
"The movie’s many pop songs add to that energetic spirit (...) It’s one of those rare horror movies to leave you with good holiday cheer (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Derek Smith
"[Its biggest problem is] its inability to lend its clichés and tropes any dramatic thrust or satirical bite (...) [It] is at times elevated by the film’s musical numbers (…) Rating: ★★ (out of 4)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Trace Thurman
Bloody Disgusting
"So much fun. McPhail, McHenry and McDonald (whoa) have injected so much heart into 'Anna and the Apocalypse' that it overshadows nearly all of its negative qualities (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Kim Newman
"Director John McPhail carries off a tricky mix of elements with brio (...) [It] showcases decent work from an appealing, mostly unfamiliar cast."  POS
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