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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?


A patch on Ben's shirt states that they are a part of the "American Scouts Society". A.S.S. See more »


When the car hits the deer, the crack in the windshield appears and disappears between shots. Also, when the boy-scout changes the tire, the car's color change from grey to white then grey again. See more »


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

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 Talking Dead: Bury Me Here (2017) See more »


Written by Dillon Francis, DJ Snake & Steve Guess
Performed by Dillon Francis & DJ Snake (as DJ Snake)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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