As I mentioned yesterday when we debuted some images from his newest film Burying the Ex, I’m a huge fan of director Joe Dante. His filmography is vast and contains some of my very favorite movies (Gremlins, The Howling, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace and Gremlins 2: The New Batch among them). Burying the Ex, which premieres today at the Venice Film Festival, seems very much like a Dante film but also feels like a bit of a departure for the genre vet. I haven’t had a chance to see it yet but from what I gather it’s a somewhat contained look at relationships that really focusses in on four central characters. One of whom just happens to be rapidly decaying in all sorts of gory ways.
I recently got a chance to speak with Dante about Burying the Ex. We talked about the casting process, the gore, the limitations (and freedoms) of the film’s budget and his biggest trepidation about taking on the project. The film stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper. Hit the jump for my Joe Dante interview.