We’ve got a handful of horror films to look forward to this summer, including The Gallows, The Vatican Tapes and Sinister 2. But kicking off the season this year is master of horror Joe Dante, who is most known for directing Gremlins.
Dante, whose other genre films include Piranha, The Howling and The Hole, returns to his roots this summer with Burying the Ex, a horror-comedy that looks to inject a whole lot of humor into this year’s crop of horror flicks.
Burying the Ex follows Max (Anton Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashely Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s too afraid to break up with her.
Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia (Alexandra Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she’s determined to live happily ever after with Max – even if that means turning him into one of the undead.
June 19th is the date you can expect to see Burying the Ex, and it will be shambling its way into limited theaters as well as onto VOD outlets. In the meantime, check out the brand new trailer below!