Ahh, to be a teenage zombie again!
Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth follows Zach (Dane DeHaan), a teen who is heartbroken when his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) unexpectedly dies. When her parents, Maury (John C. Reilly) and Geenie (Molly Shannon), resurrect Beth using the Old Testament, Zach gets a second chance to do and say everything he wished he had while she was still alive. As you can imagine, things don’t work out quite the way he plans.
The film’s trailer shows the pair running around the park, hanging out at the beach, and making out, extensively. Beth is a far cry from the rapid, ferocious zombies in 28 Days Later and the slow-paced, completely lifeless zombies of The Walking Dead; she’s much more human-like than zombie-esque, at least at first.
As time goes on, however, Beth becomes more and more like the undead. She destroys a lifeguard tower and even eats a guy. When Zach is shocked by her sudden transformation, Beth exclaims in response, “What do you want from me Zach, I’m a zombie!” By the end of the trailer, Zach realizes that she may have been better off six feet under.
Anna Kendrick and Matthew Gray Gubler can also be seen in the A24 film, available on DirecTV on July 17 before opening in theaters on Aug. 15. Get ready for a movie that bites. Until then, watch the trailer below.