Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse: Review

The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (#ScoutsVsZombies). The title gives a clue as to what to expect. There’s the obvious: there are scouts, there are zombies, there might be an apocalypse. But, read the title again, and you might not take the film too seriously, and that’s exactly what the film does. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. So go in expecting that, and you’ll have a fun time, with a quirky film.

Three scouts head out for a night of camping in the woods (well, two of them have other plans). And as the title tells us, somewhere along the way, something happens and there’s an impending zombie apocalypse.

Guess who are the only ones equipped to save the day? The three friends set out to rescue friends, family and the town. Zombies aren’t the only obstacles to be overcome in this story though. The friends have to take a good long look at themselves, and their friendship. They learn a few things along the way, and these don’t just include things a scout should know, but things any growing guy should – yes, they encounter girls.

The innuendoes, jokes and puns are thick and fast, catering for a wide audience, from genre in-jokes to the silly slapstick that will cater to the more immature sense of humour.

The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse is a fun film, with a simple plot and a humorous way of presenting it. A great way to spend an evening with a group of friends, having a good laugh. It opens 6 November 2015 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: