When I first heard about "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," I wasn't too excited. I figured it was just another zombie movie like all the other ones since the horror market has become overly saturated with anything zombie related. However, "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" was absolutely fantastic and to me, a breath of fresh air. "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" is about three friends who are Boy Scouts. As they have grown older, two of the characters, Ben (Tye Sheridan) and Carter (Logan Miller) have realized it's time to separate themselves from the Boy Scouts and move on with their lives. However, they are hesitant about telling their bestfriend Augie (Joey Morgan) as he is 120% committed to being a Boy Scout. They decide to tell him one fateful night when, unbeknownst to them, the world has turned over and the dead are now living once again. Even more surprisingly, the fate of their loved ones that are still alive rest in their hands.
I loved everything about this movie. I loved the humor, I loved the violence, and I love the friendship between the characters. As I was watching the movie, I thought to myself, you know, being a Girl/Boy Scout during a Zombie Apocalypse is probably a really great quality to have. You would know how to kick ass and survive in the wilderness which is something I desperately will need in case of a zombie outbreak. As much as I love a great horror movie, I really loved seeing the bond between the friends as the movie progresses. Growing up is never easy but seeing the friendship grow and strengthen through the events unfolding really gave heart to the movie. Also, seeing the bullies (whether they are highschool kids or 70 year old grandmas) get what they deserve is always a satisfying way to end a movie.
For those of you who love gore, there is plenty to be seen here. There are definitely some epic, and unusual, kills. The blood flows freely and we get to see the outside and insides of many zombies and regular people. I appreciate the creativity that went into the kills and there are two that have stuck in my mind since the movie - both are sexually explicit which I will gladly leave to your imagination. Also, these zombies were not your "Night of the Living Dead" zombies, they could run and they ran hella fast. Besides humans turning into zombies, we also got a glimpse of animals turning into zombies which was a nice change.
Overall, this is definitely a fun movie to watch. I appreciate a different outlook on the zombie genre and I was glued to the screen the entire time. I laughed and I cringed and though it wasn't necessarily scary, it still did enough to be considered a horror movie. If you are looking for a movie that not only has heart and soul but doesn't follow the same outline as all the other zombie movies/shows out there I definitely suggest watching "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse." Lastly, in case of a zombie outbreak, make sure you find the nearest boy/girl scout to help you through the apocalpyse.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Review
by Shannon McGrew