"Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, and David Koechner. Released on October 30, 2015, the film has three scouts fighting to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
The film is directed by Christopher B. Landon, who also directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Burning Palms. He is also known for writing films such as Disturbia and Paranormal Activity 2, 3, and 4. I was originally planning on seeing this film at my closest cinema, but due to Paramount's experimental strategy on releasing their movies 17 days after they drop to less than 300 theaters, my cinema decided not to show it, along with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. I was really upset because the marketing made it look interesting. Luckily, I managed to catch it on video on demand today. Let's just say you definitely need to bring some protection for this one.
Decent performances throughout.
The effects were pretty good.
Some great uses of humor, although some were a bit forced.
The editing's a bit choppy at times.
Final thoughts: It may sound dumb on paper, but "Scouts Guide" is a fun, yet ridiculous, tool for surviving the zombie apocalypse, even though its script and some forced humor prevented it from being a cheesy horror comedy masterpiece. If you liked certain horror comedies, then this might be for you. The film is now available to watch on Digital HD and On Demand, and it will be available on DVD and Blu-ray sometime next month.