Christmas season is in the air. Candy canes, presents, holiday cookies and the sounds of loved ones are soon approaching. Unfortunately, in the Christmas-theme musical movie, Anna and the Apocalypse, the sleepy town of Little Haven, a zombie apocalypse threatens everyone; 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, 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 and musical dance breaks.
Fortunately, Christmas is even more merry and bright because the book adaptation is in a bookstore (both physical and virtual) near you. As explained by co-author Barry Waldo, the Anna and the Apocalypse book is more than a tie-in-movie. It’s done in an expanded novelization form alongside screenwriters Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry.
The Koalition spoke with Waldo to discover just how he adapted the zombie musical, what’s it like collaborating with Katherine Turner and more.