If you only read a description of John McPhail's Anna And The Apocalypse, it doesn't sound that unusual. Here's how Deadline's describing it:
"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 and 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."
So, you're thinking, it's a zombie comedy, maybe something in the vein of Edgar Wright's Shaun Of The Dead. Well, kinda, but there's more to it than that: Anna And The Apocalypse isn't just a teenage zombie comedy - it's also a musical. Set at Christmas. In Scotland.
And it looks awesome.
Oh, hell yes. This movie has everything! Zombie snowmen! A song called "What A Time To Be Alive"! Zombies getting run over by shopping carts! Snow angels! Elaborately-choreographed dance numbers! I was already looking forward to seeing McPhail's film at Fantastic Fest this week (it's having its world premiere Friday!), but this trailer just bumped it several notches up on my priority list.
Right now, there's no release date info on this one, but we'll keep our ears to the ground on that front for you. In the meantime, hit the comments below to let us know what you think: are you folks as intrigued by this one as we are or what?