SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Ging Gang Gory
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15 | 93 minutes
Director Christopher landon
Cast Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller,
Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner
This horror-comedy has plenty of zip and a likeable lead, but it’s all been done before – except the filthy bits. And perhaps they shouldn’t have been done at all.
Ben (Tye Sheridan) finds his interest in boyscouting waning as scouting for ladies becomes more of a pressing concern. Wingman Carter wants to party instead of accompanying super-keen Augie on a campout. But when they sneak off, a zombie outbreak forces them to try and save the town with the help of Denise, a stripper with – yep – a heart of gold.
Playing like a very latefranchise American Pie, Scouts has its funny moments, but it’s largely ass gags, CGI gore, and the creepy assertion that male friendship’s golden but all women are slags. There’s a mean cunnilingus scene, and Carter gropes a zombie’s breasts, reasoning, “I just wanted to see some titties!” It’s like watching three different films: one sleazy, one sweet, one mildly amusing. Perhaps Carter’s line, “It was fun when we were kids but we have to grow up, man!” should serve as the last word. Matt Glasby
DJ/electro producer Dillon Francis has a cameo as one of the zombies – and gets his head blown off.
Guess which one isn’t a scout.
Vin carried his pool cue everywhere.