As the holidays approach, you no doubt start thinking about your favorite viewing pleasures. Maybe Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Christmas Story, or even Bad Santa come to mind, but we’re willing to bet (not money, of course) that you’ve never once equated holidays with an apocalyptic zombie musical. Well, you may just have to change your thinking with the arrival of Anna and the Apocalypse, starring 20-year-old British actress Ella Hunt.
Here’s how the studio, Orion Pictures, describes this little blood-filled chestnut: “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. Check out the Anna and the Apocalypse trailer below!
“A story of innocence lost, growing up too quickly, and the perilous burden of a ravaged world left in the hands of the young,” they elaborate, “Anna and the Apocalypse is — despite its morbid premise — a rousing, furiously inventive, and unforgettably entertaining musical experience destined to enchant audiences for years to come. Bridging the gap between The Rocky Horror Picture Show and High School Musical, while anchoring its story within present-day concerns, the film arrives at a time when the cultural conversation is dominated by the excesses and shortsightedness of the ruling generation, and the difficult choices the next generation will be forced to make in the not-so-distant future.”
That sounds pretty heavy. We suspect the fun aspect will outweigh all the rest. In either case, we were able to sit down with Anna herself, Ella Hunt, for a conversation about the film and her role in it. Born April 29, 1998, is Devon, England, her prior roles have included the feature films Intruders, Les Miserables, and Robot Overlords. On television, she has starred in 13 episodes of Cold Feet and appeared in an episode each of Endeavor and Lore. She is also a regular on the Apple TV streaming series Dickinson, which is coming soon.
Scroll down to read our exclusive interview with Ella Hunt and learn all about Anna and the Apocalypse!