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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie while the scientist is getting chips there is a bag of zombies flavored Takis in the vending machine. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ben: All right, scouts. Let's kick some zombie ass!
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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 »

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

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Air Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Johann Bach)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Poorly marketed film that has its moments
19 January 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' is a fun little movie that has sadly been marketed rather poorly and was probably doomed to fail from the get go. It's been a box office flop but it isn't a fault in the quality of the film. It's a case of the main characters being scouts (most movies about scouts would generally be aimed at a younger audience) and yet the movie being R rated and alienating the people the title would suggest are going to enjoy it.

If they were going to go with the R rating then they needed to take full advantage of it, which they do in certain scenes but certainly not in an overall sense. This had the potential to be a 'Superbad' type movie with lots of clever and yet vulgar dialogue that would keep the audience (an adult audience) entertained throughout. Yet throughout the dialogue constantly feels like it's making its jokes for a younger demographic. The only time they really make use of the R rating is in the violence and the odd bit of graphic nudity. The dialogue was the key let down in this sense and the only way they could have pulled off the R rating to make this a box office success, and even then it would have been far from a sure thing.

Box office failure aside though it's actually a rather enjoyable film for the most part. While most of the humour might be a little bit tame in nature, it is still often funny enough to keep you chuckling if you buy into it. It never really works as a genuine horror movie (I don't think it was ever meant to either) as there never really feels like a genuine threat to any of the characters. Plus I think most people accept slow moving zombies are rarely scary to anyone in this day and age. There's nothing "must see" about it but if you do find yourself in a position to watch it I think you'll be pleased enough with what you see.


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