Fancy a slice of zombie comedy/horror from legendary director Joe Dante?

Of course you do, which is why everybody should be ready to check out his latest, Burying The Ex, when it gets a UK/US digital release on June 19.

Here’s the synopsis:

Ace Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that comedy/horror film BURYING THE EX from legendary director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Small Soldiers, Innerspace) will be released digitally in the UK on June 19th 2015.

BURYING THE EX stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night) as Max, an all-round nice guy, and Ashley Greene (Twighlight, The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn) as his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn. Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Max realises it is 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, played by Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hall Pass), a cute and spirited girl who might just be his soul mate. But that same time, 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.

Here’s the trailer:

 

Yelchin has shown he’s adept at this stuff in Fright Night and the undervalued Odd Thomas, while Daddario is always worth a watch.

Plus, any film brought to life by the guy that has dished up the likes of Gremlins and Matinee has to be worth checking out, so we’re well up for this one.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.