Friday, June 24, 2016
Day 16: Burying the Ex (2014) 1h 29m
Keeping the horror/comedy train rolling is 2014's Burying the Ex. While I can't place my finger on it, this film reminded me a lot of John Dies at the End. I thought it could be something like they shared a director, but that's not the case. In fact, the only thing Burying the Ex's director did that I care about is five episodes of the TV show Eerie Indiana back in the day. I hope they have that on Netflix. I'll binge watch the shit out of that tomorrow if they do!
Burying the Ex has a plot on par with pre-Comic Code horror comics. Evelyn, the girlfriend of our main character Max, makes a promise to love Max forever while standing next to some Satan Genie thing which apparently has real magical powers. Evelyn gets hit by a bus and dies but returns from the grave to be an even crazier person than she was in real life. In the meantime, Max was going to break up with her when she got hit by the bus and has since moved on to a much cooler girl that makes ice cream with horror themed names. She made a Fruit Brute ice cream for satan's sake! Who wouldn't love a girl like that?! Well, I guess gay men. That's the obvious answer there.
You can kind of guess what's going to happen during this with an undead ex and a new cooler girlfriend. Over all I really liked this film. I even recommended it to my fiancé because I figured he'd like it too. I recommend it to you too if you like horror/comedy movies.
I give Burying the Ex 3 IDKWTF this stockphoto is out of 5: