The Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Is a Zombie Film Worth Watching
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. 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 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
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.
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.