Larky horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse shows a trio of nerdy boy scouts putting their much mocked skills to use during a zombie outbreak.
The knowingly tongue-in-cheek title is a tip off: horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is going to deliver larky irreverence as well as gory splatter. Director Christopher Landon’s movie mostly succeeds, although there are times when this tale of three teenage misfits (Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Joey Morgan) who put their disdained scouting skills to good use during a zombie plague does rather overdo the gross-out gags. Like its horny adolescent heroes, it also spends a little too much time ogling naked zombie flesh. But if you don’t mind the puerility you will find the laughs and scares coming thick and fast.
Certificate 15. Runtime 93 mins. Director Christopher Landon
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere today and is available on Blu-ray & DVD, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.