GHOUL SCOUT ZOMBIE MASSACRE (2018) Reviews and overview

 

Ghoul Scout Zombie Massacre is a 2018 American comedy-horror feature film about girl scouts that have to face off against zombies.

Written and directed by Eric Eichelberger – making his feature debut – the movie stars Joshua Cheramie, Penelope Grand, Sham Ibrahim and Cookie K. Filmmaker Joel M. Reed (Blood Sucking Freaks) has a cameo role.

Plot:

Four girls find themselves in a reform school run by an evil woman that joins forces with her equally demented scientist brother who creates a serum to turn attractive rocker guys into lobotomized love slaves for his underground sleaze business.

The scientist brother laces girl scout cookies with the serum while his sister offers full pardons to the girls to sell them. They are aware that they aren’t your average cookies and agree. The evil plan backfires and the rocker guys turn into flesh-eating zombies and terrorize the town. It’s up to the girls to clean up the mess and restore peace before it’s too late…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“GSZM is what it is: an intentionally bad, campy-comedy-horror movie — and it’s inherently preposterous to give Eichelberger’s film a bad review. Look, if you’ve sat through any Troma Team film (sh*te, don’t get Sam started on a Troma tear) and you’re into Charles Band’s direct to video oeuvres, with their soupçons of gore, dashes of comedy, and smidgens of T&A, then there’s something for you to watch.” B&S About Movies

“Containing roughly 70 minutes of barely acceptable content in its 111-minute running time, this is largely an excruciatingly painful exercise in self-aware cinema, possessing little or no subtlety […] It’s all, frankly, an indulgent mess, with Eichelberger operating under the mistaken assumption that name-dropping other, better cult movies every 45 seconds will somehow elevate his Z-budget picture.” Film Blitz

“I love a story that takes the time to give us character development but this movie spends way too much time on it, as well as, shoving so many unnecessary scenes down our throats. This movie is just too long. Finally, the film has some blood and some make-up effects but nothing that would stand out to the typical genre fan.” Horror Society

Release:

Ghoul Scout Zombie Massacre premiered in May 2018 at the MAC Horror Film Festival. The film is available now via Amazon.com

Background:

Eichelberger commented: “I have been a fan of psychotronic films ever since I was a young kid growing up in Indiana. I wanted to make the ultimate tribute to both George A. Romero and John Waters – a crazy cinematic cocktail to shock and freak out most people, but all in fun.” He continued: “I spent years bringing this baby to life and am really excited to see it finally released. You’re definitely in for a psychotronic blast”

Filming locations:

New York and Los Angeles – shot over five year period.

Cast and characters:

Joshua Cheramie … Doctor Irwin Klaw
Penelope Grand … Sherri Fulcrum
Sham Ibrahim … Patsy
Cookie K. … Wendy Powers
Melissa Leone … Linda Lovelocks
Madeline MacAbre … Cassandra Bush
Jessica Mazo … Liza Wonder
Joel M. Reed … Himself

Technical details:

111 mins (!)

Trailer:

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