Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a horror-comedy you do not want to miss! This is quite simply one of the best in its genre since Shaun of the Dead. Read this review to find out just why it’s so damn good.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse can handle being compared to Shaun of the Dead

That’s right, I said it! I have no problem comparing this movie to the iconic British zombie horror-comedy. This movie is simply that good and if you didn’t catch it when it was playing in the movie theaters, then you certainly need to watch it now.

The first great thing about Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is the absolutely perfect casting. Honestly, every actor and actress in this movie is on point. Whether they have to deliver in the humor or action department. The different tasks for the various actors almost which makes it seem unfair to highlight anyone’s performance. Not that this will stop me.

Tye Sheridan can carry a movie

Tye Sheridan (Mud and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse) is so damn good in the lead as the good-natured and awesome friend. Next to him, the comedy genius David Koechner (Piranha 3DD and Krampus) is the perfect comic relief in every scene he has.

Also, the movie stole my heart from the get-go with a scene that could easily be explained as a spoof of the opening scene from 28 Days Later. Yes, I know, I’m already mentioning yet another modern zombie classic (though not the funny kind, it’s still one of my favorites).

From that point on, you just know you’re in for a treat.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

I want more from director Christopher Landon

Christopher Landon directed this movie and he already has a pretty decent resumé in our beloved horror genre. He’s directed movies such as the Disturbia remake from 2007 and Paranormal Activity 2-4 (plus the spin-off The Marked Ones).

He also co-wrote the script for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse along with Carrie Lee Wilson (though her name was Carrie Evans when she wrote this) and Emi Mochizuki. Somehow, the combination of these three turned out to be pure horror-comedy magic.

For me, the best thing about Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is the very simple fact that it continues to trick you. Whenever you think you know where the story is heading, or what part the badass babe is going play, it manages to metaphorically throw you a little wink and run in the opposite direction.

I expected to really this movie, but I ended up head-over-heels in love with it. Interestingly, we originally saw this at a movie theater, where at least 80% of the audience was girls, which was a truly beautiful surprise.

Especially since the girls also laughed the loudest at all the crudest jokes. Do not miss this one!

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is out on DVD and Blu-Ray now!

Details

Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger etc.

Plot

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.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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