The Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a Zombie Film Worth Watching

Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Here come the zombies (again)
Here come the zombies (again) | Source


Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse:PG-13“ (106 min.)

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner

Directed by: Christopher Landon

Zombies, Zombies everywhere!

There are zombie films, and there are zombie films. Now while most of them look like George Romero films or The Walking Dead (or, at least try to,) sometimes, if you are very lucky, they go hilariously off the rails and wind up looking like Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland or Warm Bodies. Sure, sure zombie films While the first two are serious, horror entries into the genre, the last three are intentionally funny. So yes, while most zombie films are dark, deadly, and designed to frighten the bejesus out of you, there is still plenty of room for funny zombie movies. The Scouts Guide is now one of those funny zombie films.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [Blu-ray]

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [Blu-ray]
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [Blu-ray]

Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.


Scouts to the Rescue

The story is about how a trio of scouts must call upon their Scout’s training to save their town and rescue a high school full of their friends and classmates from a zombie outbreak. The tale starts out with an incompetent janitor who accidentally releases a zombie from a high security research lab. Meanwhile, two of the Scouts, Ben Goudy and Carter Grant (Sheridan and Miller) decide that this will be the last time they will be camping as they believe themselves to be too old to be Scouts any longer. However, the problem that they run into is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster (Morgan) and their Scout Leader Rogers (Koechner).

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Official Trailer #1

Time to Earn the Merit Badges

The two boys plan is to set up camp with Augie, then slip out after he has racked out and head back into town in order to join a big party that is going on at the school. Even though their scoutmaster doesn’t show up (he himself has succumbed to a zombie attack and is now wandering around the woods, unbeknownst to the boys). The two scouts do duck out, but not before they are caught by Augie leave the camping during the night to go to the party, who is upset, but is resigned to let them go to the party. However, when the boys drive through the town, they don’t see anyone and, on a whim, determine to visit the town’s local strip club as the bouncer isn’t at the front door. Once inside, they discover that the patrons have turned into zombies and well, want to eat them. They are rescued by Denise Russo (Dumont), who is bartender in the club.

Here come the Zombies

It all falls apart
It all falls apart | Source

Taking Care of Business

It doesn’t take long for them to discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the military is prepping to bomb town to eradicate the pathogen’s infection. Once they are joined by Augie, they realize that it is up to them to rescue Carter’s sister Kendall (Halston Sage). Well it doesn’t take these Scouts long to muster up the gumption and rally their skill set in order to defeat the zombies and to rescue their friends (and do it in an enormously entertaining fashion.


Scouts to the rescue!
Scouts to the rescue! | Source

Building the Brand

Make no mistake about it, this is really a very funny zombie film, and hopefully one that will generate at least a sequel or two.

One for the Facebook Page

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Which is your favorite fun zombie film?

  • Warm Bodies
  • Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Weekend at Bernies
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Zombieland
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