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Troop (2014)

akas: The Troop
category: novel
canada

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ZMDB rating: 8/10 (1 votes)
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A group of scouts head out to a weekend trip on a small uninhabited island. They are planning for a weekend of roughing it. However, an infected human being, The Hungry Man, shows up and tries to eat everything in sight, including other humans. He has been infected with something contagious. An ill-advised decision helps the illness to spread. What will happen to the boys? Can they maintain their unity? How far will this illness spread? Who created it? Will an apocalypse of Hungry Man zombie-like beings be unleashed upon the world?

Zombometer rating: 4 / 5
Scouts threatened by zombie-like beings


Movie keywords:
gore, horror, novel
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A Well-Crafted Novel

Nick Cutter produces a very impressive horror novel with his novel, The Troop. It's not a straight up zombie novel, but there are definitely zombie-like beings in here. There are many themes at play here. There's definitely a Lord of the Flies parallel, but the novel's style is somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King's Carrie as Cutter inserts material from government "hearings" into the overall story. The bickering and disunity of the scouts is truly terrifying and the hearing material gives the story a far greater scope. Even the rather dumb decisions by a number of characters are well explained. The Troop does earn several merit badges and gets an 8 out of 10.
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