Part , part , the much-anticipated horror-musical-comedy has a new trailer filled with merry undead mayhem. It lands in select theaters November 30, expanding nationwide on December 7, just in time to bring a taste of cheeky carnage to the holiday season.
Anna (Ella Hunt, ) is a typical high school senior in a town called Little Haven.
The late videographer Ryan McHenry—best known as the creator of the “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal” meme—first came up with the genre-busting idea and made a short film a few years ago. Cancer claimed him before he could produce the full-length version; that task fell to director John McPhail. The film made its world premiere last fall at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and quickly gained a devoted fan base charmed by its wacky pop culture mashup hijinks. Orion Pictures picked up the distribution rights earlier this year.
“Frankly, no zombie-Christmas-high school musical comedy has a right to be this good,” Ars staffer Nathan Mattise wrote last year. “I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I teared up, snorted, got an ear worm, and whoa’d at a zombie death all in the same viewing.” Christmas movies may never be the same.