When I first heard about the movie Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse I honestly thought it sounded like the sort of thing I would have picked up when I was was still in Girl Scouts. Since I was a scout I thought I definitely had to watch it, just to see how my scouting skills would be able to help me in the event of zombie hoarding. Grab your thin mints and your sleeping bags and snuggle in for a review of Scouts Guide.
A biotech lab, secretly studying zombiism, has a bit of a breach that leads to a massive outbreak in a small town. I’m pretty sure it was in the Midwest, but that’s just a guess. Unlike most zombie movies any creature can be infected, including deer and cats. Honestly the zombie animals were way creepier than a lot of the human zombies. It just so happens that there’s a massive high school party planned and a scouting camp out. When two of the scouts, Ben and Carter, decide to leave their friend Augie to go to the party they find themselves using everything their merit badges taught them, with the help of their new friend Denise to try and save themselves and the teens in their town.
The opening of the movie is hilarious! Blake Anderson from Workaholics plays the janitor who accidentally sets off the entire apocalypse, but you can sort of forgive him because his Black Widow lip syncing skills are super impressive. I wish I had that much skill. David Koechner, who was most recently in Krampus, is Scout Master Rogers, who winds up turning into a zombie who literally just won’t die. He’s also obsessed with Dolly Parton which leads to a pretty great fight scene with a very country soundtrack. Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joey Morgan are great as the three main scouts and Sarah Dumont as Denise is a hardcore zombie killing machine. Cloris Leechman also makes a pretty great cameo as a crazy cat lady.
While the movie is funny and the action sequences are pretty good, there was one part that I just couldn’t watch. At one point Ben, Tye Sheridan’s character, is falling out of a window onto a trampoline covered in zombies and in an attempt to stop himself he grabs the first thing he can find. It just so happens to be a naked old man’s privates. Yeah, he basically uses a penis as a rope. It was just so gross to watch, it starts tearing and we wind up watching him do a heck of a lot more than circumcise the guy. I had to cover my eyes, I honestly just couldn’t watch the scene.
Besides that one scene I thought the movie was pretty funny and I totally have already started figuring out some cosplays because being a zombie fighting scout would look awesome. If you want to share your thoughts about this movie or anything other zombie movies you can comment below or tweet at us, @thenerdygirlexp. You can also tweet at me, @kleffnotes, find me on my blog, kleffnotes.wordpress.com, and on my kleffnotes YouTube channel.