On the night of a special Scouts camp out, three best friend Scouts are caught in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse and must put their Scout skills to the test and survive the night!
Here comes yet another Horror/Comedy trying to put an interesting spin on the Zombie genre, but the thing is; we've seen just about everything there is to see when it comes to Zombies? So is Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse even worth checking out?
This is not a great movie, it uses just about every cliche there is in Horror/Comedy but it still manages to be a good time. From beginning to end there are a good amount of genuinely funny moments, there's a gratuitous amount of gore and a heap of sexual references. That's the best thing I can say about Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, it knows who it's audience is and knows how ridiculous it is and once you accept how dumb it is, you might get some enjoyment out of it.
The story centers on three best friends played by Tye Sheridan (X-Men Apocalypse), Logan Miller (The Stanford Prison Experiment) and Joey Morgan (Compadres) in a small town overrun with a zombie horde. Their neighbors, friends and even Scout Master played by David Koechner (Anchorman) all become infected and it's up to these three unassuming Scouts to save the town. The three meet Denise (Sarah Dumont, Don Jon) , a shotgun toting cocktail waitress who joins the trio in an attempt to put an end to this nightmare.
Tye Sheridan has impressed me in the past with great performances in both Mud and Joe, and he does a good job leading the film here playing the straight man against Logan Miller's more sophomoric horny teenager role. The humor works, it's very crude, juvenile and the furthest thing from clever but it's all in good fun as is the gore. There's more than enough blood and guts here to keep even the most hardcore of gore fans entertained.
Everything from the dynamic between the three friends to the way the jump scares are built up is completely unoriginal, but that's because we're so saturated with the zombie genre that it takes a rare movie to surprise us and sadly this is not that movie.
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse aims to deliver quick laughs, excessive gore and a fun time, and it achieves it for the most part. If you're looking for smart humor and a detailed narrative, look elsewhere, but otherwise, this is a fun time at the movies.
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