What do Scouts have in common with Zombies...Britney Spears?#ScoutsVsZombies out on November 5

Posted by Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Forget what you've heard about surviving a potential zombie apocalypse—following the rats will lead to nowhere, and trying to pick the monsters off from a distance can only spare you for so long. To make it out alive, there's only a single strategy that's proven to do the trick: Sing Britney Spears to—and eventually with—the undead.

In a sneak peek of the forthcoming Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypsewhich follows three scouts as they try to save their town from a looming zombie disaster, the guys encounter a lone monster outside of an empty truck. They consider trying to kill him off or run away, but when a particularly astute representative of the team notices Brit Brit emblazoned on the demon's shirt, he decides to pull out the big guns.

In other words: on-the-spot "...Baby One More Time" karaoke.

Yes, where cloves of garlic or silver bullets were once believed to be the best defense against beasts, a little Britney circa 1998 quickly proves to be the gang's most powerful weapon. Soon, the zombie himself joins in, and if we didn't know any better, we'd say we were at a select Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood in Vegas.

Watch the clip above, and catch Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse in theaters on October 30!

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