Can you kill a zombie with Britney Spears music? The Walking Dead would have us believe that zombies are unthinking murder machines that can't be stopped by anything except a sharp blade or bullet to the head. So it's always fun to see a twist to that conceit. We'll be getting a slightly different take on the overcrowded Living Dead genre in this weekend's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. And the latest clip from the movie teases that this will be a blood-soaked blast.
Ben, Carter and Augie are three way-ward American Scouts who have found themselves teamed up with Denise, a kick-ass strip club waiter who knows her way around shooting an animated corpse in the head. Attempting to save themselves from an onslaught of the living dead, they encounter a creeping ghoul who wants to eat their flesh. Augie attempts to dominate the sub-species with some of his Scouting skills, when he learns that the zombie is proficient at mimicking human movement. Noticing the dead teen's Britney Spears T-shirt, the scout attempts to subdue him with the hit song 'Hit Me Baby, One More Time.' But it doesn't end as any of them expect.
In Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, 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. Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and newcomer Joey Morgan, who makes his feature film debut, star as these socially-inept Boy Scouts, with Halston Sage portraying the shotgun-wielding cocktail waitress.
The supporting cast is rounded out by David Koechner, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sarah Dumont and Cloris Leachman in this zombie comedy that hits theaters October 30. The film will go up against Warner Bros.' Our Brand Is Crisis and Relativity's Autobahn at the box office on Halloween weekend. While it's not clear which movie will come out on top, this clip certainly makes a case for your box office dollar.
Christopher Landon directs from a script he co-wrote with Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Evans and Lona Williams. Christopher Landon is no stranger to the horror genre, having written the scripts for Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 4 and making his directorial debut last year with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. His other writing credits include Disturbia and Burning Palms. As part of a new distribution deal, Scouts Vs Zombies will arrive on home video and VOD within 17 days of the film nearing its theatrical exit. That's exciting news, right? Take a look at the latest footage as the Scouts attempt to use one of Britney Spears's biggest hits as a weapon.