June 27, 2014

Aubrey Plaza Will Eat Your Face In This LIFE AFTER BETH Trailer

There are many reasons I'm glad that I gave Parks & Recreation another shot after that terrible first season, not the least of which is surly comic genius of Aubrey Plaza.  Her character, April Ludgate, might seem one-note at first blush, but Plaza brings a lot of heart to someone who almost never smiles.  Plus just about everything she says absolutely kills me.

Plaza has been quietly putting together a nice little feature resume as well, doing strong work in Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed and starring in the awkward teen sex comedy The To Do List, which is high on my To Watch List.  Later this summer she'll be starring in Life After Beth, another cute zombie comedy in which she plays a girl who dies and then comes back as a zombie of sorts.  It's an interesting take on the genre - she's not mindless nor does she sport a lot of decaying flesh.  But over time her cravings for dude-flesh become stronger and prove troublesome for her boyfriend (Dane DeHaan) and her parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon).  And for you Criminal Minds fans, there's even an appearance by the dreamy Dr. Spencer Reid, perhaps as some sort of jumpsuited zombie hunter?

That last image of Plaza turtleshelling herself while chained to an oven is simply outstanding.

Life After Beth gets a limited theatrical run this August and a VOD release a few weeks prior, if you're into that sort of thing.

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