Mohl & Rudy Altergott
News Report (The
screen buzzes and goes blank. Then a TV report comes on.)
Russian satellite B.O.R.I.S. crash landed in a small American town in
gentlemen. This just in. It appears that the radioactive substance causes the
recently deceased to come back to life. It appears these reanimated bodies have
an instinctive urge toÖ feed on the living. These ďZombiesĒ as many call
them have highly contagious tendencies. Anyone bitten will soon become infected
and die. Moments later the process will complete and they will become undead.
Please keep all doors and windows securely locked and bolted. Anyone bitten
should be isolated immediately. No panic is necessary, because military forces
all across the world are working to end this strange occurrence as soon as
(Tape rewinds and
repeats ďas soon as possible two or three times before zooming out to see the
back of a chair with someone sitting in it. He has a remote and is rewinding the
tape. The bottom will say ďThree years after incidentĒ The person in the
chair gets up. We can see that he is about 14 years of age.)
Boy (Tom Evans)
As soon as
possible just isnít good enough.
(The boy grabs a
shirt from a hanger, grabs a blunt weapon and exits.)
and debris litter the ground. Some of the bodies get up while others are already
walking around the scene.
boy approx. 14 is fighting off zombies. He is using a pistol. He runs out of
ammo and stops to reload giving the zombies a chance to attack. As one of the
zombies reaches him it is struck in the head by a baseball bat. Camera shows boy
same age (Tom Evans) in scene. Tom is fighting alongside boy.
I donít need your help. Go away.
I donít care. Iím not backing down from a chance to kill some
Who do you think you are anyway kid?
First, Iím the same age as you, by the looks of it, so Iím no more of
a ďkidĒ than you. And second, the nameís Tom Evans and Iím here with an
offer that you canít refuse
Look, Iím no bodyguard so youíve gotta look after yourself.
I donít need protection; I heard rumors of large piles of dead zombies
around this area. I came to see what or who was good enough to take out all
those zombies. Iím here to see if you would be interested in joining my little
Thanks, but I work alone.
So did I until I saw how many there actually were. Donít you realize
what these things can do? Oh, sure there not very fast or strong, but these
things can learn. Theyíre pack hunters, a pretty good trait to have
considering there are thousands in this tow right now.
If youíre trying to scare me, itís not working. Iíve never seen
more then five in one day.
Fine, believe what you want, but if you want to learn the truth than come
boy doesnít move so Tom walks away.)
Wait! Iím with you Tom.
Thought so. You got a name?
The nameís John, John Miler.
Alright, we are professional zombie hunters.
We? Whoís we?
My military commander and tactics advisor, General Rudolph, proposed we
build an army to finally destroy those monsters once and for all. Normally, we
just point people to our safe house and drop by for food and water every few
days. Now, any able bodied persons, preferably no older than fifteen are
enlisted to help us. The safe house is now our base.
Great! We can go there but I have one more assignment before we can go.
If you donít mindÖ
Not at all.
Great lets move.
Why have an army solely built up of teens.
Well first, most adults would have trouble taking orders from someone my
age. Weíd end up being too busy fighting each other to fight the zombies and
second, the invasion began only two months ago. Adults lack the instinctive
resourcefulness we have. Theyíre too used to life among the living. If there
are any still alive out here, they wonít be for long.
Alleyway (More debris and zombies. John and Tom are running down the
alley killing zombies. When they reach the end and are about to exit the alley
they meet General Rudolph and his team and his girlfriend Kaitlyn.)
Tom. Iím glad to see youíve made it. Whereís your team?
Oh come on. You know I donít like working with grunts. They cramp my
style. This is John. I met him about a half hour ago. Iíve got a feeling that
heís gonna be quite the addition to our cause.
Okay, if you say so. Where are you headed?
Last run of the night. Iím assigned to patrol grid 3 before I turn in.
Alright than. Good luck.
Tom, just be in before midnight. You work too hard. Youíve missed your
birthday two years in a row and you barely make it back to base before lockdown.
Hey. Time flyís when youíre having fun.
Tom, this isnĎt a game and you know that. Plus I know why you really
stay out so late and trust me; revenge wonít make you feel better about what
happened. If youíll justÖ
What do you know; you canít even begin to understand the pain those
things caused me. Letís go John.
(Tom and John walk away and
General Rudolph shakes his head.)
What was he talking about, what happened?
I donít wanna talk about it.
: FADE OUT
Street (zombies surround a house, there is a crash and a piercing
(Cut to family-girl approx. 14 years old, father, mother and infant.
They are backed up in a corner with zombies advancing towards them. Show front
shot of zombie. It is about to strike but at the last second stops and falls
over revealing John reloading his pistol. A fight scene ensues. John and Tom
have supposedly killed all of the zombies but one is unknowingly sneaking up on
them. They notice but before either can react, a pan wielded by the girl hits
the zombie in the face and it immediately slumps over dead.)
We were perfectly alright. You didnít need to do anything.
no one asked you to help us either! My names Rachel by the way.
Iím John, this is Tom, weíre here to rescue you.
We were doing just fine on our own. Go away. We can handle ourselves.
fine! Go away!
I know, but if you would justÖ
and family exit house.
(Tom sighs and walks out with John)
: FADE OUT
Safe House Bar (Tom and John are sitting at the bar drinking a sodas
like her donít you
you do. You want to go out and save her and bring her back here.
I donít! Shut up!
Fine. (Awkward silence) You would make a cut couple though.
(Tom yells and moves to hit Jon but General Rudy walks up with his
Rudolph (to boys)
Howís it going boys?
Hello sir. Hey Kaitlyn
Rudolph (to girl)
What can I get you babe?
Iíll just have a ginger ale.
Rudolph (to bartender)
(Bartender hands them two more glasses of soda.)
Rudolph (to Tom)
Yíknow, the only thing that keeps me goiní is Kaitlyn here. You just
canít live without someone you care about and who cares for you too.
Well, Whoop dee doodle doo for you Rudy.
I told you, itís general in front of the men, and you seem a bitÖ
Distracted tonight. Did something happen at grid three that I should know about.
There was a girl that Tom likesÖ
No I donít!
John (To Tom)
you do. (To Rudy again) But Tom here let her get away.
So thereís a girl. Well, there is a whole hour until lockdown. Plus I could
stall it for you.
are you saying? That I go out and look for this girl?!
do love her? Donít you?
not the point. Sheíll probably just die like all of my family and friends.
were the one who told me that we are starting over. We were gonna forget the old
times because they gave nothing to us but painful memories. No one lives forever
Tom and love is worth any risk.
(Rudolph takes a sip of his drink and lets it soak in.)
Iíll be back (Tom runs
out of the pub. John follows)
: FADE OUT
Outside (Family-mother, infant and Rachel, Father is nowhere to be seen.
Rachel is fighting zombies while her mother is standing nearby holding the baby.
Rachel is beginning to become overwhelmed and the zombies close in. Tom and John
ride in on bicycles taking out a few zombies on the way.)
getting really tired of saving you. Is everyone alright?
got lost. My father was bitten and refused to go on. We were too weak to carry
him so we left him on the front steps of the high school.
We went right
by the high school and we didnít see anyone. Iím sorry to say this but your
(The reanimated body of the father is lurching towards the group.
Rachelís mother puts down the baby and begins running towards him.)
(The mother is bitten by her husband and is also surrounded by a team of
zombies who cover her entirely. The motherís screams attract many more zombies
to the scene.)
Thereís too many,
we canít stop them. This is all my fault. If I hadnĎt let you go, we
wouldnĎt be here.
(Rudy rides up with a gun and a bat and begins bashing and shooting
blindly. He creates enough of a distraction that all of the zombies turn to
(Rachel grabs the baby. John and Rachel grab two bikes and Tom goes to
the third but hesitates.)
be fine. Go!
John (puts her hand on Tomís shoulder)
now, fight later, okay?
(Tom grabs the third bicycle and the three ride away.)
: FADE OUT
Safe House (The doors are closing and Kaitlyn is staring out at the
street. As the doors are about to close she turns to the gatekeeper)
there are still people out there.
sorry Miss Lancaster but rules are rules. They should have been in before
me a rifle with a scope and a team of shades.
canít be serious.
(Three people dressed in black come over [shades] one hands Caitlin a
gun and they walk out. The door closes and locks behind them.)
: FADE OUT
Campfire (Tom, John, Rachel and the baby are seated by the campfire.
The baby begins to cry softly.)
keep him quiet please? We are at the heart of zombie territory. This was the
most populated area of the city beforeÖ
start from the beginning. My name is Tom Evans. I lived around here a few months
: FADE OUT (Tomís flashback.)
Tom walks up to his front door (night, door ajar)
I lived with my
mother and father and two sisters. I had just returned from a weekend at my
friend Rudyís lakehouse. We were friends before all of this. Part of me
I walked into my house and saw that the door was open slightly. The
lights were off so I assumed everyone was asleep. I walked in but my sisters
werenít in their beds and neither were my parents. I thought that maybe they
were hiding and were going to spring up and welcome me home. So I went upstairs
and opened my door. (Tom opens door to his room.) I smelled something like
rotting meat. I flipped on the lights (lights go on) and saw my family lying on
the floor. They had been killed and partially eaten, by what I wasnít sure. I
heard moaning coming from the closet. I opened the door and something jumped out
at me. I was on the floor before I knew what happened. Then I saw it. It was a
man standing over me. But it wasnít a man. His eyes were glazed over and he
had blood stains on his shirt and face. I tried to run but another one was on
the stairs. I saw a baseball bat on the floor and I swung. The thing just
slumped over and stopped moving. I flew down the stairs and burst out the back
door. They were everywhere. A Rudyís cousin drove up. He was human, I could
tell. Rudy was in the back seat. We were taken to a building where there was hot
food and water waiting. We were safe. Eventually they moved on but Rudy and I
stayed. We knew there were people who still needed our help. Of the people we
rescued we took the able bodied for our makeshift army. Those too old, frail or
young we take care of as well. But those who were bitten. Well, we had no choice
but to quietly execute them.
For what. You
couldnít have prevented or stopped this in any way. Weíre in the same boat
you and I. No parents and someone we care the world about.
I know I have
my brother Nathan, but who are you talking about.
: FADE OUT
Morning, the area where we last saw Rudolph (Kaitlyn is at a vantage
point without her team of Shades. She sees Rudolph in a tree surrounded by
zombies. She takes them all out with her rifle. She walks towards the tree with
Rudolph clinging to a high branch. He looks down with a smirk.)
You saved my
lifeÖ Does this mean weíre going steady?
Get down here before I
shoot you myself.
So thatís it? You came alone?
Of course not. I had
help. (Kaitlyn whistles and a number of shades pop out of bushes and trees.) By
the way if you ever do anything crazy like that again, I swear IíllÖ
Hold your horses. We have
more important matters to attend to. We have to find Tom and his girlfriend.
Tom got a girlfriend?
Itís been a long night for
all of us. I think I know where they might be.
You mean if theyíre still alive.
Tomís a tough old bean, he
can take care of himself but this girlfriend of his might cloud the issue.
Do I ever cloud your
Constantly, but in the best
: FADE OUT
Encampment (John is standing guard, Tom is dousing the fire and Rachel
is watching the baby.)
get back to the safe house. We need toÖ
about last night, do you really care about me as much as you said?
just say, youíre the first person Iíve truly cared about since the incident.
Now as I was saying, we have to get to base beforeÖ
(There is a long silence that is broken by the baby fussing.)
We should go before the baby gets hungry and really starts crying.
Tom (to John)
Thatís exactly what
I was gonna say.
let her get to you man.
: FADE OUT
(Rudolph and Kaitlyn are walking through a forested area. A Shade pops
up and salutes. Rudolph salutes back.)
Sir we have
located Mr. Evans and his friends. They are headed this way now.
(Another Shade comes
barreling out of the bushes. He stops to catch his breath.)
I was patrolling the central wood as you instructed with unit 3 but we came
across a Squad of Undead. There must have been one hundred zombies there. And
that was just a minor group.
One hundred?! And you
say it was just a minor set?
maíam. We heard the footsteps of the Primary group. It sounded like they were
headed in the direction of the safe house.
had a feeling they were up to something. How many do you think there were in
judging by the footsteps I assume, 1000 zombies. Unit 3 went to investigate.
When I heard the screams, I ran.
outnumber us ten to one. Even with superior weapons and intelligence weíll
still a chance.
(To Shades)Find Evans and Miler. Get them back to the safe house. Tell
him what you told me.
(To Kaitlyn) Youíre coming with me.
(Rudolph and Kaitly rush off and the Shades slink back into the trees.)
: FADE OUT
Safe House armory (soldiers are preparing for battle.)
our final stand here. We take all those unable to fight into the cellar. There
is a secret passage leading into the sewers. If we fail they should at least be
able to escape.
(To Rachel) Take the baby and go with them.
wonít leave you
Someone needs to take care of your brother.
baby to a passing woman with other children around her) Take care of him. Iíll
want him back after this is over though.
(The lady nods. Rachel turns to Tom and smirks)
I couldnít stand losing you. Itís too dangerous.
need all the help you can get. Besides, youíre going out there arenít you?
Someone needs to watch your back.
thatís my job.
Please, I canít
just sit in the dark waiting for this to end. I wonít.
Fine. Grab a weapon.
Just please; donít do anything foolish out there.
(A loud moaning is heard.)
here. Fasten your seatbelts.
: FADE OUT
Outside safe house (soldiers are nervously pacing or wringing their
hands. A lone zombie comes into view but is then followed by many more. A great
battle ensues. The army is surrounded. Everything seems hopeless. There is a
noise coming from the distance.)
It sounds like
cars. Lost of Ďem.
zombies canít drive.
Thatís because they
arenít zombies. Look!
(Cars full of people drive toward the zombies. In the lead car is
Rudolph and Kaitlyn. The cars stop and the people in the cars get out and begin
tearing through the zombies. When the zombies are all dead General Rudolph comes
up to Tom with a man who appears to be the reinforcement leader.)
Jacob! (Tom bring
Jacob over to Rachel.)
Rachel, this is my good friend Jacob. He was the one who saved Rudy and
me and taught us everything we know. We all owe him our lives.
Donít thank me. We were
glad to help an old friend. The good general was the one who told us about your
plight. So we decided to lend a hand. Well, it seems like youíre doiní all
right now. We should get going.
donít you all stay? We have more than enough room and our soldiers can benefit
from your teaching.
dunno. We nomads get tired of staying in one place for too long. We have to keep
but could you at least stay for the party?