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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

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Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

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A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Always Bring Protection

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Rated R for zombie violence and gore, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Scouts vs. Zombies  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,841,007 (USA) (30 October 2015)

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$3,635,292 (USA) (13 November 2015)
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A mile marker seen during the movie shows "Haddonfield" as a nearby city. Haddonfield is the setting for the movie Halloween (1978). See more »

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Even though Augie does not clean himself out thoroughly a zombie still tries to bite his behind. See more »

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Augie: We're fine! Everything's under control!
[a zombie jumps through a window and attacks]
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After the first set of end credits, a scene pans to Scout Master Rogers' severed head lying on the ground. A bird craps on his face and says "Come on!". His head turns to the audience and says "The End". See more »

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Referenced in Dillon Francis Feat. Twista, the Rej3ctz: All That (2015) See more »

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ALL THAT
Written by Twista (as Carl Terrell Mitchell), Mowii (as Leroy Barnes Jr.), Warren Ben Baker, Jovan Clayton, Niles Hollowell-Dhar (as Niles Hollow-Dhar) & Petros Anastos
Performed by Dillon Francis featuring Twista & The Rej3ctz (as The Rejectz)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Silly nightmare made out of boys' dreams
27 December 2015 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Zombie gimmick has become so redundant in recent time, even the mockery of it created another actual subgenre as it has spawned many clones this year alone. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is as juvenile as it sounds, some of the jokes are either downright bizarre or blatantly aggressive. Still, its simple theme and full commitment to awkward crudity are surprisingly effective on creating a few laughs.

Story is incredibly straightforward, it's basically written in the title. Three scouts find themselves in a zombie outbreak, and with the help of a hot chick they form some silly version of A-Team. Characters are not original. Maybe the main lead is pretty likable, but most of the characters are absolutely simple minded and comical or stereotypically comical. Its use of friendship tone is decent, it may be the only working drama angle here.

The entire movie is satire made out of cliché and some freaky stuffs way outside the box. Don't bother with logic or continuity, since they are admittedly flawed, at some points the plot seems shaky at best. As for the jokes, they are simply brash. This is definitely a visual clobbering as well as a jab at genre's silliness. Those wanting maturity or deep psychological study will find themselves lost.

It's similar to humor from gag website or forum comment threads, coupled with mandatory bloody gore and obtuse use of breasts and buttocks for viewer's pleasure. Normally this kind of overwhelming sensory overload can be appalling, yet the movie is unapologetically bizarre that the comedy works more than it falters.

This is a juvenile showing in purest form, using primitive jokes, nudity and even random singing. It should not be this entertaining, yet surprisingly it is.


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