‘Burying the Ex’ Trailer: Anton Yelchin’s Girlfriend Comes Back From the Dead
Burying the Ex comes from the wacky mind of Joe Dante, known for films like Gremlins (and its sequel) and Small Soldiers. His latest effort once again marries horror with comedy in what appears to be a fun examination of the ways our past relationships hang over us as we pursue new ones. The first trailer has landed online, complete with zombie ex-girlfriends, green vomit and Anton Yelchin’s facial hair.
Dante’s last film was the so-so child-friendly horror flick The Hole, but his latest film is definitely more adult-oriented, in a sense. The international trailer for Burying the Ex shows off more comedy than horror, although perhaps there is nothing more terrifying than Yelchin’s awful goatee.
Burying the Ex follows Max, whose over-eager girlfriend Evelyn dies just moments before he plans to break up with her. When he begins to pursue a new relationship with Alexandra Daddario’s Olivia, Evelyn returns from the dead as a zombie, and refuses to accept that her relationship with Max is over. There was a very similar metaphorical angle in Nina Forever, a horror film which recently played at SXSW — although the humor in that film was much less silly than this. Not that silliness is a bad thing, especially coming from Dante.
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.
Burying the Ex doesn’t have a release date yet, though it’s expected to hit theaters here this summer.