Parents' Guide to


By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Zombies at camp offer mischief, light scares for kids.

TV Disney XD Comedy 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

Scary for younger kids

My 8 year old son watched this movie (that was in the family section in Netflix) and has cried every night since about how scared he is of being alone and getting attacked by zombies. He says that he can’t the images out of his head. NOT APPROPRIATE FOR KODS UNDER 10

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

Very scary!

My son who is 8 was terrified, I was cross with Netflix for rating it as an ‘ ‘all’ clearly not for all. Even my oldest daughter who is 16 said that it was too much and wouldn’t watch it herself. I advise strongly parents to watch it first before deciding if appropriate or not for an under 12.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (15):

Bunks is decent mock horror/comedy entertainment for kids who still like a dose of levity to their monster stories, but, even with the crack-up moments to take the edge off, younger kids may find the idea of the undead roaming the woods at night a little too scary for their taste. The fact that the alpha zombie can switch into his human alter ego with the help of a remote device also lessens the fright, but it doesn't erase all the images of pale-faced monsters stalking campers to try to turn them. Happily, the outcome isn't as dire as the fast-spreading zombie infection suggests it might be, and there's the added bonus of the central casts of misfits emerging as camp heroes in the process.

Kids aren't likely to notice (or care, really) that the story lacks resolution on multiple fronts, but it does leave the discerning viewer hanging on a number of plot points. Parents will find the O'Reilly brothers' knack for escaping consequence less comical than kids will, and there's no resolution to a camp competition that hints at an inspiring underdog victory. There's also little development of the kids' characters, since Dylan and Dane dominate most of the scenes despite the questionable example they set for the campers. The bottom line? Bunks is a viable choice for kids who aren't quite ready for more believable monster movies, but know your kids' tolerance for scares before you let them watch.

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