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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Christopher Landon (2)
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy horror starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Joey Morgan as a trio of teenage scouts forced to step up to defend their town when the living dead take over.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In a bonkers zombie flick, Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller play two sexually frustrated teens who remain scouts only out of obligation to their enthusiastic friend (Joey Morgan). But when their troop's leader (Anchorman's David Koechner, having a ball) becomes the walking dead, along with most of their small American town, these trained survivors come into their own. Director Christopher Landon (the Paranormal Activity franchise) is gifted with an inherently funny concept and successfully marries the kitsch (a Dolly Parton obsession and Britney Spears sing-along) with the crass (zombie genitalia). If the film lacks bite and panache, it's still true to the spirit of predecessors like Re-Animator and Zombieland in its fondness for wild horror and terrible taste laughs. Although the female characters are often leered at, this is an equal opportunities offender that also sports an unflappable action heroine (Sarah Dumont). And the talented Sheridan's nice-guy lead generates lots of goodwill, through a tidal wave of splatter.

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Credits

Cast

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BenTye Sheridan
CarterLogan Miller
AugieJoey Morgan
KendallHalston Sage
DeniseSarah Dumont
Scout leader RogersDavid Koechner
JeffPatrick Schwarzenegger
Miss FielderCloris Leachman

Crew

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DirectorChristopher Landon (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2015-11-06
Guidance
Violence, swearing, nudity
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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