Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

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"Always bring protection."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.3  (54,233)
  • 32

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a horror-comedy film released in 2015, directed by Christopher Landon. The movie stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joey Morgan as the lead characters in this teenage adventure film. Set in a small town, the story follows three best friends and boy scouts, Ben (Sheridan), Carter (Miller), and Augie (Morgan), as they prepare for their last campout before their high school graduation. However, things go awry when a zombie outbreak starts taking place in their town.

Initially, the three boys are unaware of the apocalypse taking place and think they are dealing with ordinary drunken people at a strip club. However, when they finally comprehend the situation, they are forced to take on the oncoming hordes of the undead in the hopes of saving their town.

The movie follows the trope of teenage horror-comedies, where the protagonists not only have to worry about the zombies, but also deal with the social dynamics of high school and impressing their crushes. This balance of snarky humor and horror elements is consistent throughout the movie, with a lot of visual gags thrown in.

The three teenage boy scouts, each with their unique characteristics, form the heart of the story. Ben is the 'straight man' of the group, taking on the role of the responsible one, and trying to keep his friends out of trouble. Carter, on the other hand, is the wild card of the group, trying to be edgy and grab the attention of their mutual crush, Denise (Sarah Dumont). Finally, Augie is the socially awkward member, the backbone of their scouting troop, and the one who keeps them together.

The plot of the movie is straightforward, with the three boys trying to find a way out of the zombie-infested town while taking on a multitude of challenges on the way. They face obstacles like rescuing Denise, who is trapped at a strip club, and trying to save their scout leader, played by David Koechner, from being eaten.

The film does not shy away from gore, and the zombie special effects are pretty impressive, adding to the overall horror element of the film. The jump scares are also executed effectively, and the soundtrack complements the tone of the movie.

The supporting cast includes actors like Halston Sage, who plays Carter's crush Kendall, and Blake Anderson, who plays a zombie named Ron. The chemistry among the cast members is strong, and their performances add to the overall comic appeal of the movie.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is not a unique concept, but the director’s clever use of humor and horror elements, along with the chemistry between the cast members, makes it an enjoyable watch. The plot may be formulaic and predictable, but the movie is worth watching for the entertainment value alone.

The film's title is a reflection of the plot, as the boy scouts' training comes in handy during multiple scenes, giving them an edge over the zombies. Along with the humor and horror elements, the movie also deals with themes like friendship, loyalty, and survival.

Overall, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a fun and entertaining watch, perfect for a weekend night with friends. The movie's humor and likable characters, along with the zombie mixed with the familiar high school drama elements, make it a memorable horror-comedy.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 32.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
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    6.3  (54,233)
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