Movie Reviews 101 Halloween Midnight Horror – Burying the Ex (2014)

burying the exDirector: Joe Dante

Writer: Alan Trezza (Screenplay)

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper

Plot: A guy’s regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Fun Comedy Horror

Story: Burying the Ex starts with Max (Yelchin) involved in a relationship with Evelyn (Greene) who has been changing him much against his step brother Travis’ (Cooper). Max works in a Horror shop and after he gets a new shipment including a Satan Genie which the young couple promise to be together forever. After the two move in together Max is having second thoughts about the relationship and tries to figure out a way to end their relationship, but on the way to meet Max, Evelyn is hit and killed by a bus.

When Max trying to move on meets Olivia (Daddario) the perfect girl for him he gets the shock of his life when Evelyn comes back from the dead to keep the promise the two made to be together forever, this lives Max struggling with finding a way to get rid of Evelyn forever.

Burying the Ex is a comedy that I actually liked because you all know by now that I struggle to enjoy comedy films. I liked how this film handles the idea of clingy ex’s when one person clearly wants to move on. I liked how the idea that the decomposing reflexes how the relationship is going. My only negative on the story is that it feels like it is very much for the certain fans and not for everyone.

Actor Review

Anton Yelchin: Max is the horror expert who is currently living with his over demanding girlfriend, he wants to break up with her but upon getting around to it she gets killed. While trying to move on with the dream girl his ex comes back from the dead trying to make a promise the two made continue. Max has to find a way to get rid of his ex before the new girl finds out about her. Anton gives us a good comedic performance without being stupid comedy.max

Ashley Greene: Evelyn is Max’s girlfriend, she is vegan and controls Max’s life, she gets very attached to Max but gets killed when she thinks everything is going well. She comes back from the dead stronger and even more clinging than before trying to keep the romance going. Ashley gives us a good performance playing what comes off as a bitch but also in need of someone in her life.

Alexandra Daddario: Olivia is the perfect girl for Max, she loves all the horror movies he does and has similar ambitious, after Evelyn dies she starts a romance with Max but Evelyn becomes a stumbling block in any potential relationship. Alexandra brings us a good performance showing she is moving into more adult roles.

Oliver Cooper: Travis is the step-brother of Max who he goes to when he needs relationship advice, he has an ability to attract beautiful woman even when he treats them like dirt. Oliver makes for perfect comedy relief character for this film.

Support Cast: Burying the Ex really doesn’t have much of a supporting cast with just being in one scene if they do show up.

Director Review: Joe DanteJoe brings his style of horror comedy into this film that gets laughs, references and plenty of gore.

Comedy: Burying the Ex has plenty of laughs throughout with plenty going towards horror references.

Horror: Burying the Ex has horror moments with most being references and simple gore.

Romantic: Burying the Ex uses the idea of ending and starting a relationship with the chemistry between the new love.

Settings: Burying the Ex has a couple of settings which work to show the character everyday life without using any over the top settings.
Special Effects: Burying the Ex has good special effects to show the decaying side of Evelyn.

Suggestion: Burying the Ex is one to watch because it really is just fun. (Watch)

Best Part: Travis reaction to Evelyn still being alive.

Worst Part: It would end up looking like it would only be good for a set audience.

Funniest Scene: Travis reaction to Evelyn still being alive.

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Life After Beth, Clinger

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

Tagline: Some relationships just won’t die.

Overall: Horror comedy that is filled with laughs and gore


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