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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.


Christopher Landon


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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Always Bring Protection


Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scouts vs. Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,841,007, 30 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,635,292, 15 November 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Logan Miller would later star in The Walking Dead (2010), a TV show which is zombie-related, like this movie. See more »


(at around 37 mins) As they leave the strip club, Carter's face is covered in blood and he is freaking out about washing his face. He gets a rag and in the next shot -one second later, his face looks washed brand spanking clean. That couldn't have happened if all he did was wipe with the rag he picked up. See more »


Carter: [giving money to a stripper, unaware that she's a zombie] Don't worry, mommy! Daddy's here! This is fucking awesome!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


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


Written by Tim Myers, Jim Greer & Brandon Arnovick
Performed by Tim Myers featuring Rondo Brothers (as The Rondo Brothers)
Courtesy of Palladium Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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A film of zombies, by zombies and for zombies
14 December 2015 | by lucasversantvoortSee all my reviews

More like the Scouts Guide to Crappy Filmmaking. Look, nobody's going into this film with high expectations, but is it too much ask for at least a handful of well-deserved laughs? Scouts Guide could only have been made today. Zombies are all the rage these days (for reasons I can't explain) and there's always room for teen comedies with lots of gross-out humor and sex jokes. You'd think combining both genres into one movie would make sense, but--despite the actors' efforts--Scouts Guide just stumbles from one scene to the next, begging you to care.

Do I even need to explain the story? Three scouts and a stripper, I mean cocktail waitress, join forces to survive the zombie apocalypse. One of them, Ben, is in love with some girl named Kendall and I'm sure they will absolutely not end up together in the end... Honestly, need I say more? Zombie apocalypse, lame jokes, running zombies, running from zombies; the list goes on.

Also, is it too much to ask for the film to stick to its own rules? I know what kind of film we're dealing with here, but the lack of consistency is just annoying, especially when the film tries to generate some actual tension in its action scenes. One moment, the zombies unleash their inner Usain Bolt and in the next, they're standing quietly behind someone, waiting to unleash a cheap jump-scare. And how did this apocalypse even get started to begin with? There's something cool about a zombie movie not wasting time with pointless techno-babble and just trying to be funny, but there was an opportunity here for some ridiculously funny explanation.

And that's Scouts Guide in a nutshell: wasted potential. It's a parody that fails at being a parody. There were countless opportunities for the film to really take apart the zombie genre, to embrace it and mock it simultaneously, but it never rises to the occasion.

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