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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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Christopher Landon

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Carrie Lee Wilson (screenplay) (as Carrie Evans), Emi Mochizuki (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Sheridan ... Ben Goudy
Logan Miller ... Carter Grant
Joey Morgan ... Augie Foster
Sarah Dumont ... Denise Russo
David Koechner ... Scout Leader Rogers
Halston Sage ... Kendall Grant
Cloris Leachman ... Miss Fielder
Niki Koss ... Chloe
Hiram A. Murray ... Corporal Reeves
Lukas Gage ... Travis
Drew Droege ... Drunk Man
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Jeff
Blake Anderson ... Ron the Janitor
Elle Evans ... Amber the Zombie Stripper
Matty Cardarople ... Jawless Zombie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Always Bring Protection

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scouts vs. Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,841,007, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$3,703,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,137,046
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the scouts enter the strip club, the "Live" part of the "live nude girls" sign is flickering, foreshadowing their first zombie encounter. See more »

Goofs

The janitor goes into the lab to mop the floor. However when the bucket is knocked over there is no water in it. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Guys, let's go. We gotta get to the party
Augie: Ben, this is a suicide mission.
Ben: Guys, they're gonna bomb this whole town in less than two hours.
Carter: What if Denise reaches the military in time?
Ben: And what if she doesn't, Carter? Then what? Who's gonna save them? The police? They're gone. The military? They're not coming, either. Guys we're the last line of defense. And so what? Maybe we look like dorks in these uniforms. And maybe we're a big joke to everyone at school. But tonight, we're gonna show them ...
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Crazy Credits

The first set of the end credits are superimposed over the various selfies that Carter took throughout the film. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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SCARS
Written by Felix Buxton, Chipmunk (as Jahmaal Fytte), Simon Ratcliffe & Kelis (as Kelis Rogers)
Performed by Basement Jaxx
Courtesy of Ultra Records
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Scouting for an audience
12 November 2015 | by Braindead09See all my reviews

Horror films in recent years tend to be in the found footage vein, and Zombie films have been in decline since filmmakers could knock them out on low budgets with large amounts of CGI hordes of the undead for the straight to disc market.

Scouts Guide is a modestly budgeted comedy horror with lashings of gore with plenty of raucous laugh aloud.

The film does open up with a truly cringe worthy two minutes of inept nonsense with a janitor doing his job, but quickly changes its pace with the introduction of D.O.D. Christopher Landon (son of Highway to Heaven actor/director Michael London) has the guts to run with the laughs and some decent splatter for the next 90s minutes.

The cast of unknowns are capable and do have the charm and skill to carry the film over its 90 minutes running time. The film does not lag or waste any time introducing parental relationships and defining the social structure of high school culture it exists within its own universe of undead, scouts, strippers, boobs and pussies of all sorts. It's well edited, the script is tight,the photography is bright and clean and is definitely worth a viewing.

I just hope the producers don't plan a long series of low budget pointless sequels and just let the film find its own appreciative audience over the coming years.


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