SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOM­BIE APOC­A­LYPSE Amer­i­can Die

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased 7 March 2015 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD

Di­rec­tor Christo­pher Lan­don

Cast Tye Sheri­dan, Lo­gan Miller,

Joey Mor­gan, Sarah Du­mont

Per­haps you haven’t no­ticed, but there have been one or two films about zom­bie apoc­a­lypses in the last decade or so. Here’s an­other, and its nov­elty is that it’s kinda Amer­i­can Pie- ish, fea­tur­ing horny male teens ob­sessed with spread­ing their oats in dan­ger of be­com­ing zom­bie nosh.

The lads in ques­tion are boy scouts whose plans to at­tend a teen party are scup­pered by… guess what. They then join forces with a brassy stripper ( Sarah Du­mont) to splat­ter the un­dead over the side­walks.

Scouts Guide is an odd lit­tle movie, a cu­ri­ous mix of sweet­ness, vi­o­lent gori­ness and taste­less las­civ­i­ous­ness – one icky oral sex scene is a real low. There are no big laughs, but it does show a bit of in­ven­tion ( con­sid­er­ing the tired­ness of the genre) and should pass the time well enough if you’ve cans of lager and stuffed crust piz­zas to hand. With a bet­ter sound­track – most of the songs on it are a bit rub­bish – it could have been a whole lot more fun.

Ex­tras Fea­turettes on the make- up ef­fects, zom­bie chore­og­ra­phy and cos­tume de­sign, plus two deleted scenes. Rus­sell Lewin

Formed in 1910, the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica has served more than 114 mil­lion youths; 181 be­came as­tro­nauts.

Black Fri­day was get­ting ridicu­lous.

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