DeHaan’s Zach is distraught when his girlfriend Beth (Plaza) dies, but things may be looking up when he discovers that her parents (Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly) have found a way to resurrect her, which is a miracle (it’s from the Old Testament). At first they just pick things up where they left off, frolicking through sunlit meadows and serenades by bonfire, but soon it becomes inevitable that Beth is different now.
“What do you want from me? I’m a zombie!” Beth snarls when Zach helpfully points out that she just ate a guy in a fit of hunger. “Zombies eat guys!” Zach soon finds himself wishing she’d just stay dead, especially when Anna Kendrick‘s Erica starts coming around with comforting words.
The supporting cast also includes Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. A24 will release “Life After Beth” on Aug. 15th.