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SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE | Movie Review

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Blood, and raunch, and glory! Oh, my!

Quite frankly, as someone who believes in keeping genres kosher, especially horror and comedy, it’s not something I take with stride when meshed. Not saying it can’t work. If executed well, it can. It can present you with a unique experience. For example: Zombieland (’09), Shaun of the Dead (’04), or let’s go old-school — An American Werewolf in London (’81)! All present a unique touch of both that wraps around your brain and twists it all over the place like a Rubix Cube. Were they the best flicks ever? No! But what they have accomplished is respect.

Following in those same horrid footsteps is Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Presenting a pretty simple plot, three scouts, who on the eve of their last camp-out, discover what the true meaning of friendship is when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

That simple, boys and girls.

Sex, gore, and zombies reign supreme. The outcome? Let’s just say if The Walking Dead (AMC ’10 – present) and Superbad (’07) did the nasty, Scouts would be their chaotic, R-rated lovechild. With the ability to creatively blend horror and comedy, overall, it’s a horrifyingly charming experience. Uniquely silly, its cast of fun-to-watch leads dominate the screen from start to finish. Cliché in the sense of having the typical band of misfits: the fat kid, the horny kid, the insecure kid, along with the typical hot blond who winds up their stream-of-consciousness (to an extent), Scouts isn’t as bad as I’m sure some may think. 

It’s ridiculous fun to a tenth degree black belt of what the fuck!? However, appropriate for the season, fast-paced, and a “walking” joke with David Koechner. That said, one can’t ask for anything more. 

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Grade: B / Genre: Horror, Comedy / Rated: R / Run Time: 1:33

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

Directed by: Christopher Landon

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  • Thomas Geairn

    Ok, your review is giving it a little more credit than I was expecting. Just as you stated you got from it!