Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Sunday, 29 March 2020

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong comedic horror violence and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    Zom nom nom.

  • Starring:

    Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Halston Sage, Cloris Leachman, Niki Koss, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Blake Anderson

  • Directed by:

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time:

    93 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Characters/animals are shot, stabbed, decapitated, bitten, gummed, thrown through the air, pursued, dragged, hit by cars, hit with objects, threatened, glassed, burned, axed, tied up, speared, shoved, tackled, head-rammed, kicked, decapitated, dismembered, slapped, whipper-snippered, nail-gunned. A character falls down stairs, two people bump heads. Rooms/buildings trashed, smashed glass, explosion, homemade bomb, grenade, military aircraft/vehicles/personnel, table knocked over, car rammed, burning car. Arguing, yelling, screaming, mass panic. Taliban mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody heads, faces, mouth, teeth, hands, legs, clothing, handprint, bullet wounds. Blood spatter, stretching/torn skin, oozing blood/gore, spilled entrails, singed/smoking/charred/scabby flesh. Corpses (human and animal). Holes punched through chests, heads exploded/decapitated/split in half, object removed from eyeball. Blackened veins seen beneath skin, milky eyes, false teeth. Patient in hospital bed, breathing tubes, medical monitoring equipment, flatlining, CPR. Scars, bandages.


    Oral sex. Kissing (male-female; female-female), breast-squeezing, undressing, bum-slapping, pole-dancing. A penis is grabbed, pulled, thrown. Sexually suggestive dancing/gestures. A man caresses his own nipple while licking a window. Ogling. Near-nude female, exposed breasts, nude male bum, skimpy clothing, cleavage, condoms. References to oral sex, teen sex. Strip club setting. Incest mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer). Shelves of spirits behind bar, bottles of pills/vitamins on bench. Rave setting. Drop acid mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women. Obscene finger and hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations.


    Scouts, zombies, badge earning, crazy cat ladies, secret parties, camping, selfies, Dolly Parton, betrayal, best friends, secret crushes, cocktail waitresses.


    Watch-house setting. Monkeys (caged), cats, deer, animal poo. Toilets, urination, farting, defecating, bum-wiping, spitting. Fear of heights mentioned. Strobe lighting, fast editing. Vision during end credits, mid-credits scene.


    Energetic, teen-oriented, cheesy, unsubtle. Some inspired comedy moments, entertaining prologue, competent direction, appealing cast, Tye Sheridan is the best thing in the film.


    Dumb, ribald, familiar, apostrophe-phobic, meandering, predictable, clichéd, artless, puerile, crass, loud, repellent, adolescent, witless. Flat look, weak premise, women are poorly represented.

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