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Chemical Reaction
by Edward Arriaga (moviemkr1013@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: ***1/2
Short. A young Bio-chemistry student is fired from his evening job at a restaurant. He tries to get back at the manager by creating a poison to kill him but, little does he know that what he creates is far more worse than he can ever imagine.


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CHEMICAL REACTION

FADE IN:

INT. MI COZINA RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
STACEY and ADAM are conversating and eating dinner at a
table.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (smiling)
So, do you like your ring?
                                                            
                       STACEY
      (smiling)
I love it, now we have so much
planning to do for the wedding.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Absolutely, i see you really
enjoyed that chicken marsala.
                                                            
                       STACEY
      (touching stomach)
It was very good.
Thank you.
                                                            
Adam looks up, puts his hand up and, waves at the waiter.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Check please!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam and Stacey walking home, while laughing and joking
around, they arrive in front of there residence shortly.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Home sweet home.
                                                            
They walk up the stairs and Adam takes his key out and
unlocks the door.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

2.

INT. BUILDING HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam & Stacey walk by a neighbors door and hear someone
having loud intercourse...Adam & Stacey start laughing.
                                                            
While making fun of there neighbor they get to their door
and unlock it.
                                                            
 
INT. ADAM & STACEY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam pulls Stacey into the bedroom and sits on the bed.
Stacey pulls away from Adam...Adam pulls her back, flips her
around to him and she lands sitting on his lap.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Come on Stacey!
I'm hungry.
                                                            
                       STACEY
      (smiling)
Hungry, you just ate...
                                                            
                       ADAM
Not that kind of hungry...
You know what i mean...
                                                            
                       STACEY
No, i don't know what you mean...
Why don't you show me!!
                                                            
                       ADAM
With pleasure...
                                                            
Adam starts to kiss her on her neck.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Adam is awakened by the alarm. He turns over, looks at the
clock, reaches over with his left arm and, shuts it off.

Adam reaches over with his right arm to feel for Stacey. He
realizes Stacey is not there.
                                                            
COUGHING IN BACKGROUND (STACEY) (O.C.)
                                                            
                       ADAM
Stacey...
                                                            

3.

NO ANSWER. STILL COUGHING (O.C.)
                                                            
Adam gets up from the bed and slowly walks over to the
bathroom.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
He reaches the entrance of the bathroom when he discovers a
bloody hand print on the mirror and blood on the sink and
onto the floor. Adam looks over and sees Stacey hovered
over the toilet bowl coughing. Adam quickly walks over.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (with a scared
       look on face)
What the hell is going on?
Are you okay? I'm calling 911.
                                                            
Stacey slowly turns her face toward Adam and lets out a
violent roar.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (shocked)
Holy shit.
                                                            
Adam turns and tries to run but slips on the blood and falls
on his stomach. Stacey grabs his left leg and pulls him to
her.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (yelling)
Help me...
                                                            
Shot of Adams hand smearing in the blood.
                                                            
 
INT. ADAMS & STACEYS APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
We show shots of Adam's/Stacey's aptartment.
The hallway, the bedroom, the kitchen.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Adams bloody hand slowly rises onto the bathtub all the
while hearing a creepy roar in the background.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD PARK - NIGHT
                                                            
Three guys sitting on a park bench smoking pot laughing and
telling jokes, suddenly guy # 1 thinks he heard a strange
sound behind him. When they all look their's nothing their.
                                                            
                       GUY # 1
      (scared look)
The hell was that?
                                                            
                       GUY # 2
      (laughing)
It's nothing man pass the blunt.
your just paranoid.
                                                            
                       GUY # 3
Yeah you stupid ass stop
babysitting the blunt, pass that
shit!!
                                                            
They proceed to smoke when they hear the noise again. They
all look at each other they notice a lady walking slowly out
the dark towards them. They all look at each other, Stacey
jumps on Guy # 1 and Guy # 2 tries to pry her off him. She
bites Guy # 1 on his arm. Guy # 2 runs, trips & hits his
head on the floor. Stacey then bites him on the leg. Guy #
3 runs around the park bathroom building trying to hide when
he turns and notices a man standing in the dark.
                                                            
                       GUY # 3
      (Voice trembling)
Si Si,Sir, please help me. their
is a crazy bitch attacking my
friends. Please help.
                                                            
The man in the dark moves his head side to side and jumps
out of the dark. Runs towards Guy # 3 and bites him on the
head.
                                                            
                       GUY # 3
      (screaming for his
       life)
Help me! some one help me!
Ahhhhhhh!
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
A young bio-chemistry student is finishing his exam looking
at his watch every now and then when he realizes that he's
late for work. He finishes, grabs his exam book, walks to
the teachers desk drops it on the desk and heads out the
door in a rush.
                                                            
 

5.

INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
STEVEN walks in the kitchen, grabs his time card and, clocks
in while MR. GRIFFIN the restaurant manager stands behind
him.
Steven turns around.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
      (startled)
Whoa... you scared me, Mr.
Griffin.
                                                            
                       MR. GRIFFIN
      (with attitude)
Look, I'm trying to run a business
here and, i cant keep having you
come in late all the time.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
But, i had a biology exam i
thought i told you about it.
                                                            
                       MR. GRIFFIN
      (with attitude)
No you did not Steve. Now here is
what i want you to do. I want you
to finish your week here and thats
it, you can pick your check up
next week.
                                                            
Mr. Griffin walks away.
                                                            
Shot of Steven nodding his head sadly.
                                                            
THE NEXT DAY
                                                            
 
INT. STEVEN'S BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
Steven prepares a mixture of liquids along with a white
powdery substance into a vial.

He lifts it up to the light and, shakes it.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
So you want to fire me, see how
you handle this.
                                                            
 

6.

INT. MI COZINA RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks in passing by Stacey and Adam. He walks in
through the double doors in the kichen. Grabs his time card
and clocks in.
                                                            
                       MR. GRIFFIN
      (sarcasticly)
So, you finally made it on time,
it's too bad this is your last
week.
                                                            
                       MR. GRIFFIN
      (yelling to other
       chef)
Hey Sal, cook up some Chicken
Marsala for me. I am starving.
                                                            
                       SAL
Ok, Mr. Griffin coming right up.
                                                            
MOMENTS LATER...
                                                            
Steven notices a chicken marsala sitting on the counter. He
walks over to it, looks around, goes into his pocket, pulls
out the vial, flicks it open with his thumb and, pours the
substance into the meal then he walks away. Another waiter
picks the marsala meal up and, delivers it to Stacey's
table.
                                                            
 
INT. MI COZINA KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks over to garbage and, picks up the two bags and
walks out to the back.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks over to the dumpster, opens the lid and
discards the garbage.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
We'll see how you like your
chicken marsala you punk bitch.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
TWO DAYS LATER...
                                                            
 

7.

INT. STEVE'S LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Steve sitting on couch watching the news.
                                                            
NEWS LADY ON T.V.
                                                            
This just in...

In New york City...

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) was called in to
investigate in what seems to be a CHEMICAL REACTION from
food poisoning that turns people into...get this, flesh
eating zombies we will have more on this. Stay tuned!!

Cam slowly pans to Steve.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
      (eyes wide open)
What the Fuck did i do???
                                                            
                                         TO BE CONTINUED...
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Bryson Lowry Date 7/30/2009 ***1/2
Haha. Wow that was really good. I liked it. I've never been big on zombie scripts either. I definitely wish it was longer though. Like the spread through New York City and them quarantining the city or something.... On page 6, you have the same paragraph twice.


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