Joe Dante’s been cranking out cult movies for decades and shows no signs of slowing down. From his horror roots under the guidance of Roger Corman to his later family fare like Gremlins and Small Soldiers, his work is always charged with a youthful sense of fun and cartoonish chaos. His latest, Burying The Ex, continues the trend and finds Anton Yelchin playing a young man in an awkward situation when his ex comes back from the dead. The film had a limited theatrical release earlier this year, but will be available to the masses via DVD and Blu-ray on August 4. To coincide with its release, The A.V. Club is giving away a brand new copy of the film on Blu-ray as well as a poster (seen above) signed by Dante and the film’s stars, Yelchin and Alexandra Daddario. For your chance to win, simply send an email to with the subject line “Burying The Ex.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. We’ll select one winner from eligible entries on Thursday, July 30 and contact them via email to let them know they’ve won. U.S. entrants only. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.


“It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn, moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits. There’s just one problem: He’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia—Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back… even if that means transforming him into one of the undead.”