With a title like Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and an opening scene involving a dancing janitor, I immediately went into this movie with the only expectation that it would be silly and fun. And it was absolutely both. Zombie movies are a dime a dozen lately. Most of course are low budget gore fests with a few clever comedies or true terrifying gems here and there. Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is one of those rare comedic jewels, seamlessly balancing raunchy teen humor and grotesque cringe worthy moments.
Three childhood friends Ben (the good guy), Carter (the douche) and Augie (the chubby sweet sidekick), now in high school, are planning a weekend camp with their Scout Leader Rogers to celebrate Augie’s newest badge. Ben and Carter, slightly jaded with the stigma that being a Scout has brought their teen years plan to sneak off and attend a senior party instead. Needless to say their plans change when the zombie virus is carelessly released upon the city and the boys learn that friendship, and the skills they developed in Scouting may be their only change of survival.
Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a pretty straight forward film. Survive or die while saving friendship and family. It’s your basic coming of age tale that just happens to have strippers, crude humor and zombies sprinkled into the mix. Want a few laughs and a fun flick for your Netflix and chill weekend? Be sure to add this to your rotation.