All over the world, the words ‘Boy Scout’ are synonymous with wholesome, good-hearted, trustworthy, helpful and well-meaning young men.
And absolutely none of this is in evidence in the new trailer for upcoming comedy horror ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,’ which centres on a group of scouts who… well, it might be self-evident from the title.
After giving us ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies pretty much every Halloween for the past five years or so, Paramount Pictures have something a little different up their sleeves for this trick-or-treat season, and it looks like it could quite a lot of fun - and definitely not one for younger viewers.
Watch the trailer below, and be warned it is most definitely NSFW:
Directed by Christopher Landon (marking a rather marked shift in tone for the filmmaker behind ’Paranormal Activity: the Marked Ones’), ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ - originally entitled simply ‘Scouts Vs Zombies’ - pits a largely unknown young cast against the walking dead.
Among them are Tye Sheridan, soon to be seen as the young Cyclops in next year’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of a certain elder actor/politician with the same surname who you might have seen once or twice.
Not content with camping, hiking, tying knots, doing good deeds and so forth, this particular bunch of teen scouts seem more interested in the same things that a lot of teenage boys are interested in: girls, booze and general debauchery.
But then, when the dead rise to take over their ordinarily quiet home town, the scouts get the opportunity to perform the biggest good deed of them all: saving the day.
Joining them is Halston Sage of ‘Paper Towns’ (also soon to be seen in ‘Goosebumps’) as a strip club cocktail waitress who proves pretty handy in taking care of zombies.
With its abundant gore, nudity and profanity, it’s doubtful Robert Baden-Powell would approve. Thrill-seeking moviegoers may feel somewhat differently, we suspect.
‘Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse’ opens in UK cinemas on 6 November.
Picture Credit: Paramount