The Resurrection Of The Dead: The Screenplay

Status: Finished

The Resurrection Of The Dead: The Screenplay

Status: Finished

The Resurrection Of The Dead: The Screenplay

Script by: Joel Kessler

Genre: Horror

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Script by: Joel Kessler

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Genre: Horror

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Summary

Joel and a group of refuges are trying to get downtown.

Summary

Joel and a group of refuges are trying to get downtown.

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Submitted: October 08, 2012

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Content

Submitted: October 08, 2012

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Fade  In:
 
INT.  A  BEDROOM-DAY
 
The  hero  (Joel)  is  laying  in  bed  tossing  and  turning.
 
Cut  to  him  running  from  a  zombie.
 
Joel  tossing.  Back  to  him  running  he  kills  the  zombie.
 
Joels  jumps  out  of  bed.
 
JOEL
Holy  Shit!
 
JOEL  (CONT'D)
 
Get a hold of yourself, Joel. It was only a dream.
 
Suddenly  a  zombie  bursts  out  from  Joel's  closet.
 
JOEL  (CONT'D)
AHH!
 
Joel  hits  the  zombie  in  the  face.  He  runs  out  of  the  room.
 
INT.  ROOM-DAY
 
Joel's running from the zombie. The zombie corners him in the kitchen. Joel pulls a knife from his back pocket, he leaps at the zombie. Cutting the zombie's throat. He then finishes the zombie off. He walks in to the family room.
 
INT.  FAMILY  ROOM-DAY
 
Joel (covered in blood) sees 5 zombies roaming his front lawn.
 
JOEL
Sigh.
 
Joel  sits  down  on  the  sofa.
 
CUT  TO  TITLE
 
SLIDE:3  WEEKS  AFTER  THE  INFECTION  SPREAD.
 
EXT.  THE  SIDE  OF  A  STREET-AFTERNOON
 
A  group  of  four  are  walking  down  the  street.
 
VIOLET
 
Can we stop now, Darren? I'm starving.
2.
 
 
DARREN
 
I'm sorry Violet, but we have to keep walking.
 
Zombies  surround  the  group.
 
JOHNNY
Aw,  Shit.
 
INT.  A  MINI  MART-DAY
 
Joel  walks  down  the  isles  looking  for  food  and  supplies.  But
 
suddenly...
 
BARBRA
 
Cover me, Darren! I don't want to get bitten.
 
Joel  drops  his  stuff.  He  dashes  outside.
 
EXT.  THE  SIDE  OF  A  STREET-AFTERNOON
 
Joel sees the small pack of zombies, few are going down. He pulls out two guns. He takes them out easily.
 
The  zombies  are  finally  dead.
 
JOEL
I  see  you  need  some  help.
 
Darren  walks  up  and  shakes  Joels  hand.
 
DARREN
 
Thanks. Um... introduce yourselves to...
 
JOEL
Joel.
 
BARBRA
 
Hi, I'm Barbra and this is my brother, Johnny.
 
JOHNNY
Sup.
 
VIOLET
 
I'm Violet, and thanks for saving our asses.
 
JOEL
Nice  to  meet  you  all.
 
Joel  looks  at  the  sun.
3.
 
 
JOEL  (CONT'D)
 
It's gonna get dark soon. I have some shelter. You guys are welcome to stay if you want to.
 
DARREN
That'd  be  great.
 
JOEL
 
Cool then we should get a move on it.
 
EXT.  THE  HOUSE-NIGHT
 
People eating. Barbra standing outside. Johnny walks outside.
 
JOHNNY
 
C'mon sis. You have to be starving.
 
BARBRA
I'm  ok  for  now  Johnny.
 
Johnny  makes  a  creepy  face.
 
JOHNNY
They're  coming  to  get  you,  Barbra.
 
BARBRA
C'mon  Johnny,  I'm  not  in  the  mood.
 
JOHNNY
They're  coming  for  you  Barbra.
 
Joel  taps  Johnny's  shoulder.
 
JOEL
Hi  Johnny.
 
Joel  socks  Johnny  in  the  face.  Johnny  falls.
 
JOEL  (CONT'D)
Bye  Johnny.
 
Barbra  turns  to  Joel.
 
BARBRA
Why'd  you  do  that?
 
JOEL
 
Those were some of the last words my sister ever heard from a T.V.
4.
 
 
BARBRA
Oh...  I'm  sorry.
 
JOEL
It's  no  big  deal.
 
BARBRA
 
Well thanks, I'd better get some rest.
 
JOEL
Alright  seya  tomorrow.
 
Barbra  kisses  Joel  on  the  cheek.
 
BARBRA
Good  night.
 
Barbra walks inside. Joel stands there for a second. He then grabs Johnny's hands and drags him inside.
 
INT.  ROOM-DAY
 
The  group  wakes  up.
 
DARREN
So  Johnny  are  you  ready  to  go?
 
JOHNNY
Yeah.
 
JOEL
Where  are  you  guys  goin'?
 
DARREN
 
We're gettin' supplies. Wanna come with us? The more hands the better.
 
JOEL
 
Sure I'd be honored. Just let me get my bag.
 
Joel  walks  into  the  kitchen.  Barbra  follows.
 
INT.  KITCHEN-DAY
 
Joel  walks  up  to  the  counter  and  grabs  his  bag.
 
BARBRA
Joel,  I  don't  think  you  should  go.
 
JOEL
Why?  I'll  be  perfectly  fine.
5.
 
 
BARBRA
 
I just care about you. Please don't --
 
DARREN
You  comin'?
 
JOEL
Yup,  I'm  on  my  way.
 
Joel  walks  out  of  the  kitchen.
 
BARBRA
Be  safe.
 
Joel  turns  his  head.
 
JOEL
 
You're kiddin' right? I eat danger for breakfast, and badass for dinner.
 
EXT.  STREET-DAY
 
The  3  people  walking  down  the  street.
 
JOEL
So  Johnny,  is  your  sister  ok?
 
JOHNNY
Can  you  elaborate?
 
JOEL
 
Like is she crazy or something like that?
 
JOHNNY
No.  Are  you?
 
JOEL
 
Well I did kill my sister 2 weeks ago. She turned so I knew what I had to do.
 
DARREN
I'm  sorry  that  happened  to  you.
 
JOEL
Meh.  It's  just  life.
 
DARREN
 
So, I guess you want to know about me, eh?
6.
 
 
JOEL
Sure.
 
DARREN
 
My parents worked at the Chernobyl power plant and there was a chemical leak. And that's when the dead starting walking.
 
The  group  goes  silent  for  a  moment.
 
JOEL
 
Oh, I forgot to show you guys something.
 
Joel  reachs  into  his  bag.  He  grabs  out  a  CD  player.
 
JOEL  (CONT'D)
It  runs  on  batteries.
 
JOHNNY
Aw,  no  way!
 
JOEL
 
Hell yeah way. Let's check whats in it.
 
Joel  presses  the  play  button.  "Hier  Kommt  Alex"  comes  on.
 
DARREN
What  is  this  song?
 
JOEL
 
I don't know. I don't speak german.
 
JOHNNY
 
Please it's Hier Kommt Alex from guitar hero 3. Silly gooses.
 
The  3  people  arrive  at  an  empty  house.
 
JOEL
This  house  looks  great.
 
The  3  people  enter  the  house.
 
INT.  HOUSE-  AFTERNOON
 
Darren and Joel scavenge the pantry. Johnny walks around to the basement door.
7.
 
 
JOHNNY
 
Hey guys look it's a basement door.
 
DARREN
Good  for  you,?  Johnny.
 
JOHNNY
Its  locked.
 
JOEL
Awesome  sauce.
 
Johnny  unlocks  the  door.
 
DARREN
Wait,  Locked--!
 
Johnny swings the door open. A herd of zombies go up the stairs.
 
JOHNNY
Shit.  Guys  we  need  to--
 
A  zombie  tackles  Johnny.
 
JOHNNY  (CONT'D)
AHHHH!
 
Darren  and  Joel  start  to  slowly  leave.
 
DARREN
We're  so  sorry,  Johnny.
 
Johnny  starts  crying.
 
JOHNNY
Please  don't  leave  me,  guys.
 
Johnny  starts  yelling.
 
JOHNNY  (CONT'D)
Please  don't  leave  me!!!
 
More  zombie  get  on  top  of  Johnny.
 
JOHNNY  (CONT'D)
Don't  leave  me!!!
 
JOEL
Sorry,  Johnny.
 
Darren and Joel run for their lives. Trying to get back to the safe house as possible.
8.
 
 
EXT.  STREET-AFTERNOON
 
Joel  and  Darren  run  up  into  the  lawn.
 
JOEL
Jesus  man!  What  did  we  just  do!
 
DARREN
We  left  Johnny.
 
JOEL
 
Shit man. Barbra's gonna freak out!
 
DARREN
I  hate  it  when  you're  right.
 
JOEL
Same.
 
Joel  and  Darren  run  into  the  house.
 
INT.  ROOM-TWILIGHT
 
Barbra and Violet are sitting on the stairs holding a baseball bat. Barbra swings down at the 2.
 
JOEL
AHHH!
 
He  grabs  the  bat.
 
BARBRA
Oh  it's  you  guys.
 
JOEL
Yeah.
 
Violet  notices  Johnny's  not  with  them.
 
VIOLET
Where's  Johnny.
 
Joel  and  Darren  look  at  there  shoes.
 
JOEL
We  got  surrounded  and--
 
BARBRA
You  left  him!
 
DARREN
We  didn't  have  a  choice.
9.
 
 
Barbra  tilts  her  head  down.
 
JOEL
I'm  sorry  for  your  loss.
 
Joel  places  his  hand  on  her  shoulder
 
BARBRA
Don't  touch  me  god  damn  it!
 
Joel  looks  at  Darren.
 
DARREN
We're  leaving  tomorrow.
 
SLIDE:  TO  BE  CONTINUED...
 
END.
 
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