What would the world be without American director Joe Dante, the man responsible for classics such as Piranha and Gremlins? His latest film, Burying the Ex, does him credit as the king of horror comedy, even though it starts on a sad note. Max, our hero, bitterly regrets having moved in with his girlfriend Evelyn. The pretty damsel turns out to be one mean and manipulative bitch. Luckily there’s a speeding bus that puts a rather abrupt ending to Evelyn’s life. No more worries for Max. He can now start a new live with his dream girl Olivia. But behold, isn’t that Evelyn crawling out of her grave and knocking on Max and Olivia’s door for a not very friendly social visit?!

Burying the Ex gives a new and bloody meaning to the term “relationship crisis”. It’s not only the result of decades of making movies, but also of an entire life devouring and loving movies. This subversive take on the zombie genre stuffed with very funny references and one-liners, could only have been made by Joe Dante. And the cast is also top-notch: Anton Yelshin (Star Trek), Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D).

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