Hope Among The Undead: The Surprising Depth of Anna and the Apocalypse

Cee Arr
3 min readNov 22, 2021

Have you ever thought, ‘wouldn’t High School Muscial be better if it was combined with Shaun of the Dead… and it was in Scotland… at Christmas…?’

Anna and John from Anna and The Apocalypse staring up at a flaming Christmas tree
Gif: Via Giphy

There is a truly bizarre, but amazing, film, called Anna and the Apocalypse.

Have you ever thought:

‘wouldn’t High School Muscial be better if it was combined with Shaun of the Dead… and it was in Scotland… at Christmas…?’

No? Well apparently someone did!

No, really. That is what this film is.

Anna from Anna and The Apocalypse dancing around
Gif: Via Giphy

But for all the randomness and tinsel-covered zombie-killing gore, it also had some points to make.

(There’s a lot of violence and gore though — heads up!)

Sure, you can take it at face value if you want — and you’d probably have a butt-tonne of fun doing so — but you can also dig a little deeper -

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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr