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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [Blu-ray/DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 4704801
  • Release Date: 01/05/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (343 out of 365)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Disc 1:
    • Scouts guide to filmmaking
    • The Zombie makeup fx handbook
    • Undead movement guidelines: Zombie choreography
    • Uniforms and you: costume design
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
    Three Scouts must summon the courage to survive when their town becomes the scene of a zombie outbreak in this Paramount Pictures horror comedy from director Christopher Landon., Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Halston Sage
      Halston Sage - Kendall
    • Tye Sheridan
      Tye Sheridan - Ben
    • Patrick Schwarzenegger
      Patrick Schwarzenegger - Jeff
    • Sarah Dumont
      Sarah Dumont - Denise
    • Logan Miller
      Logan Miller - Carter



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 365 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Solid Horror/Comedy

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      VandyPrice
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      How do you make another zombie movie in a market saturated by the like truly stand out? Contemporary audiences are so accustomed to seeing people get their throats ripped out by the undead that they settle in for it every Sunday night. So, the questions remains: if you're set on making a movie featuring zombies, how do you make it feel fresh? Or necessary? Director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) answers that question by combining the zombie genre with that of a raunchy teen comedy and allowing this interesting hybrid of styles to both acknowledge their debt to where they came from while at the same time pushing the boundaries as far as they can go so as to appease that "contemporary" part of the audience. The result of such experimenting? A really fun time. More over, a better time than you'd likely expect after just hearing that pitch. That Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse goes in such the opposite direction of what expectations were, it immediately becomes something of a treasure trove of a movie-making audience members wonder with anticipation about what we might come across next. There is something to be said about the type of film that initially seems to be nothing more than a rejected, cheap satirical comedy that stars David Koechner, but is slowly accepted over time for being judged not purely on it's credentials or the circumstances of the time in which it was made, but rather for the singular type of experience it's viewing brings. I'm not saying the same with will happen with this film as say Hocus Pocus, but the film in and of itself is way too enjoyable and way too appealing (especially to teen audiences) to fall by the wayside forever. At an hour and a half the film breezes by with an effortless ease that sets up it's (mostly) likable characters, presents us with it's conflict and then utilizes it's quirky premise to round things out in a satisfying and largely hilarious manner.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      80's Style Horror/Comedy Done Well!

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      armchairquarterbac
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      Ever since Shaun of the Dead, it seems like there's a new zombie comedy contending for our movie dollars every year. Most are forgettable. Some, just bad horrors that wind up being unintentionally funny. And then a few others that try to mimic that 80s-early 90s vibe, but end up mocking the period instead. Then there've been a few more from overseas that had a strong enough reception in the world market to make it to the US. But, unlike Shaun, they must lose something in the translation, or were graded on a curve, relative the size of their development studios, even though some of the best horror/comedies have come from humble beginnings. Anyway, the zombie comedies we've liked enough to watch twice, I can count on one hand. This would probably fall in our top three favorites of the "zombie" comedy genre with Shaun still at the top and Warm Bodies following. Maybe I was in just the right mood for the film when I saw it, but I think it's a pretty safe bet for fans of the zombie comedy genre or horror comedies in general.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's... okay

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      Matt
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      I bought this movie on whim because it was on sale, it has zombies and the blonde on the cover kept looking at me like... "You know you want to." So yes, it has zombies, blondes, an occasional boob even... is it funny? Sometimes. It is comparable to the classic Shaun of the Dead? Not even remotely. I feel like this film could have been this decades Goonies if it was done right. In fact, this plot would have been a super cool Goonies sequel in the 80's. It just comes off as a rushed film aimed at teens that like the Walking Dead and want to see a hot blonde with a shotgun walking around. Nothing spectacular... but it is, at the very least, relatively entertaining. I'd probably rent this one over purchase, but the blu-ray combo pack is actually very well done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Boyscouts & Zombies

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      Epman
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      Fun little flick which is a zombie horror comedy. This genre has been stretched out a little thin over the past few years, but I happened to really like this one. The boyscout angle, the friendship between the three leads, and the suburban setting gives the movie it's charm. There's a few raunchy gags with some of the zombies as well. The picture and audio are very good but not quite demo material. There are some fun and insightful behind the scenes supplements. I would wait for this one to drop to about the 14.99 range for most potential buyers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Teens and Queens Save the World

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      thrall
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      In the mood for a mindless romp and some great CGI work? Not ready for the Argento/Fulci classics of yesteryear, but still wanna see some gutmunchers in action? Step right up, this is just what you need! With the walking dead storyline being done to (no pun intended) death, this is a fresh take on this overused workhorse, it actually lives up to the title! Creative but predictable, this is a better picture than the title and the box office would imply.............kick back and enjoy the ride!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      another great dark humor kind of movie with Zombie

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      Ghostrider76
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      The guy behind the counter commented on this movie, he thought it was a very funny movie. I highly agree on this movie. First time I watched it, it was on Netflix with my dad. I thought to myself this is going to be a keeper after I watched it, so I can check out the special features and of course the movie. I showed it to a bunch of my friends and they enjoyed the movie, some of them want to own it them selves. It became a big hit!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent movie decent disc

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      chucky527
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      The movie is actually quite decent. It's got a very traditional, old school 3 act structure that is executed well, if not a bit too safe and clichéd. The humor drifts from being situational to ridiculous, and it comes across as aimed at the younger teenage demographic. It lies in the middle of the spectrum of dark and gritty Walking Dead and hilarious Shaun of the Dead. The extras are somewhat limited, but the quality is decent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Coming of Age Zombie Fest

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      LLHJR
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      Well written coming of age zombie fest (Carrie Evans, Emi Mochizuki and Lona Williams) with director Christopher B. Landon (Paranormal Activity franchise) is gory, funny and well paced. A talented cast lead by Tye Sheridan (Mud) and funny man David Koechner (Anchor Man) and cameo by Chloris Leachman. Three scouts must take what they have learned in the scouts to save their friends and family from the zombie apocalypse.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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