Today’s zombie audience has pretty much seen it all, right? Not so fast. With the upcoming horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, director Christopher Landon is taking a full-tilt bananas approach to the genre. Packed with blood-soaked gags and inappropriate humor, usually delivered hand-in-hand, Landon has set out to make a film that is equal parts gory horror and raunchy comedy, pulling no punches in either regard.
Last June, in the heart of Downtown L.A., I spent a day on the set of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse where I watched cast members Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Joey Morgan fend off a pack of rabid (fast-moving) zombies for hours on end. While there, I spoke with the cast about their characters’ commitment scouting, hitting the horror and comedy beats, scariest on-set moments (spoiler: someone almost fell out of a moving car), and getting freaky with Cloris Leachman. Check out what they had to say below.
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joey Morgan:
- Introduce their characters and their position in their scout troupe.
- Talk about the balance of horror and comedy.
- Scariest on-set moments.
- What’s the most fun they’ve had on set?
Here’s the official Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse synopsis. Click here to read the 15 things I learned on set.
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.