Some zombie fans simply can’t wait for Anna and the Apocalypse to hit theater screens. This particular subset of undead lovers also happen to be huge musical aficionados, and absolutely adore Christmas and holiday movies. Hey, it’s not often that all of these genres collide in one big colorful explosion of death, gore and exuberantly cheery numbers. Today, we have an idea of what that looks like.
This past Saturday, the Anna and the Apocalypse cast appeared at NYCC for their first ever convention appearance! Stars Ella Hunt, Malcom Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, and Marli Siu joined director John McPhail, and composers Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly for a rousing panel and in-depth interviews about what fans can expect. Just prior tp the big Con weekend, the new Limited Edition NYCC poster for the anticipated Christmas Zombie Music was unveiled from award-winning artist Jim Evans, which you can check out below. It was tagged with this message.
“Stay tuned for the first single release and music video from the film, debuting tomorrow!”
Well, guess what? Those NYCC-loving crowds did not miss out on that music video, which has now been released online for all the drooling masses to watch over and over again, obsessively.
Interscope Records released ‘Hollywood Ending’, which comes from the official soundtrack to Orion Pictures’ Anna and the Apocalypse via all digital partners. This video arrives with news that the cast will perform at the 4th annual Elsie Fest today, Sunday, October 7, at Central Park’s Summerstage in New York City. This is sure to get zombie lovers pumped for the impending holiday season. Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that celebrates the stars and songs from the stage and screen.
Interscope Records releases “Hollywood Ending”, the first song from the official soundtrack which will have your toes tapping in no time. Anna and The Apocalypse follows Anna (Ella Hunt), whose life is dominated by the typical concerns of her youthful peers until the Christmas season in her small British town brings not Santa but an outbreak of the Undead. A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town, forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing, and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.
Anna and the Apocalypse is based on the 2010 BAFTA winning short film Zombie Musical; directed by John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here); written by Alan McDonaldand the late Ryan McHenry (Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal viral series); with original music by Roddy Hartand Tommy Reilly, a film and TV songwriting partnership from Glasgow, Scotland, who have each released several critically acclaimed solo albums.
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…
The Cast includes Ella Hunt, Malcom Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton and Paul Kaye. You can check out the music video and new poster director from Orion Pictures.