It’s like Superbad with zombies!
If a zombie apocolypse had taken over the movie Superbad and thrown in a few scouts then it would of created this wonderfully addicitive Horror Comedy.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse revolves around three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out who discover that a zombie virus has taken over their town, together they must use all of their scouting skills, tips, tricks and abilities to help save their loved ones from being flesh jerky.
Going into the screening I was skeptical, so many zombie comedy movies are making the run through Indie circuits and festivals that I wasn’t confident that this film could compete or stand out from the crowd, but boy was I wrong!
The gags within this movie appeal to ALL comedy lovers, we don’t just have crude comedy but we have fratboy comedy, we have spoof comedy, we have mature almost National Lampoons style comedy, its a mis-match of tried and tested gags thrown in with some new stuff along the way to keep it interesting. No matter what your comedy tolerence is, you are guranteed to laugh at least once throughout this movie’s duration. A few scences in particular of the crude nature had me wincing and crying with laughter at the same time, a true mix of horror and comedy emotion.
What this film did so brilliantly is that even during the apocolyptic setting of a zombie uprising, the film still finds heart within it’s main protagonists. Beyond the zombie strippers, gore a plenty and hilarious situations, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an albeit twisted tale of friendship, coming of age, solidarity and the cheesyness of standing up for those you love.
Cheesy in most places but ultimately enjoyable, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a Halloween gem, I haven’t seen anything quite like it since Shaun of the Dead, with a hint of Deadheads thrown in there for good measure. A triumph of superb comedic timings with lots of gore for good measure.