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The End Of The World As We Know It
by Hollie Rhoades (annrhoades76@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Horror   User Review: *


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FADE IN:

INT. 1.GROCERY STORE - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL your average house wife , mother of three, timid and
soft spoken, pushes her grocery cart thru the isles of the
store. It's a normal morning and she's doing her weekly
grocery shopping for her family. She scratches out items on
her grocery list as she places them in her cart. Sounds of
elevator music chimes in the background. She smiles as she
passes other customers in the isles.
                                                            
CREDIT MONTAGE- TYPICAL ELEVATOR MUSIC PLAYING
                                                            
As credits roll RACHEL pushes her cart to the meat
department and silently places an order. RICK the butcher
cuts and wraps meat on counter in front of her.
                                                            
END CREDITS. ELEVATOR MUSIC STILL PLAYS
                                                            
RACHEL pushes her cart down the last isle and grabs the
final item and scratches it off her list as she places it in
the cart. She pushes her cart towards the check out lines
and begins placing items on the stand. She hears people
chatting and whispering in the lines next to her. And her
cashier is looking away from her and starring out the
windows of the store. She looks around, all the people are
turning towards the outside of the store.
                                                            
                       WOMAN (O.C.)
      (WOMAN VOICE IN
       CROWD)
WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE?
                                                            
GROCERY STORE-DAY-INTERCUT BETWEEN INSIDE STORE AND PARKING
                                                            
RACHEL walks away from her cart and slowly walks towards the
windows of the grocery store. All the other store patrons
begin to gather at the windows, many of them gasp and cover
their faces as if what they see is unbearable. Others take
out their cell phones and begin video taping what they see.
Outside people are RUNNING and screaming. A man of large
stature, who looks as if he is possessed, eyes are RED WITH
BLOOD, his face PALE AND EXPRESSIONLESS is grabbing people
as they run by.
                                                            
The crazed man takes LARGE BITES out of his victims. RACHEL
watches unbelievingly as the KILLING continues, one by one,
the man GRABS people and RIPS thru them as if they were a
lunch buffet. His mouth full of blood. BLOODIED bodies
laying all over the parking lot.
                                                            

2.

The man finishes the woman he was eating and looks up to see
all the people in the grocery store watching him. He wipes
his mouth on his blood soaked sleeve and begins RUNNING
CRAZILY towards the store windows.
                                                            
RACHEL and all the people in the store begin to run away
from the window. Some people begin to run outside as if they
would have a chance to get to their cars. As they run for
their cars, the DEAD people the crazed man fed on begin to
GET UP, and feed on the people of the store.
                                                            
 
INT. GROCERY STORE - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL runs for the back of the store. She tries to call her
husband to see if he is ok . No answer. She begins to
panic. She starts thinking about her family. Her kids who
are in school and her husband who is at work. She wonders if
this is just a random act or if people everywhere are going
crazy. She tries to call her husband once again, with no
luck, and then tries the school.
                                                            
Before she could call the school, the people running past
her start SHOVING trying to get away . She looks up and sees
a woman who is missing a large chunk out of her face RUNNING
towards them. BLOOD IS POURING out of the woman's mouth and
she SNARLS like a rabid dog. RACHEL throws her phone in her
purse and runs for the meat department and hides in the meat
locker. She hears the sound of teeth chattering. She looks
behind the shelf of frozen meat and see's the butcher.
RACHEL GASPS.
                                                            
 
INT. MEAT LOCKER - DAY
                                                            
                       RACHEL
RICK? IS THAT YOU?
                                                            
                       RICK
      (TEETH CHATTERING)
YOUR NOT ONE OF THOSE CRAZIES ARE
YOU?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (BREATHING HEAVILY)
NO. I RAN IN HERE TO GET AWAY FROM
THEM. YOUR FREEZING. HOW LONG HAVE
YOU BEEN IN HERE?
                                                            
                       RICK
      (TEETH STILL
       CHATTERING)
WELL I HEARD ALL THE SCREAMING AND
FIGURED THE STORE WAS GETTING
            (MORE)

3.

                       RICK (cont'd)
ROBBED. SO I HID IN HERE UNTIL I
FIGURED IT WAS ALL OVER. BUT WHEN
I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW,I SAW ALL
THESE CRAZY PEOPLE EATING OTHER
PEOPLE. THEN YOU CAME IN. DO YOU
KNOW WHAT'S WITH ALL THOSE PEOPLE
ATTACKING EVERYONE?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
NO,I DON'T KNOW WHATS GOING ON, OR
WHY THEY ARE DOING IT.THIS IS
INSANE, PEOPLE DON'T JUST EAT
OTHER PEOPLE! BUT WE CAN'T STAY IN
HERE, WE'LL FREEZE TO DEATH.
                                                            
                       RICK
      (TEETH CHATTERING)
I'M NOT GOING OUT THERE WITH ALL
THAT SHIT GOING ON,IT MIGHT BE
FREEZING IN HERE BUT ATLEAST WERE
SAFE.
                                                            
RACHEL rubs her hands across her arms trying to warm herself
up.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE AND FIND
MY FAMILY. YOU CAN STAY IN HERE
AND FREEZE IF YOU WANT BUT I'M
GOING OUT THERE.
                                                            
                       RICK
I HAVE FAMILY TOO, BUT HOW ARE WE
GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE WITHOUT
THOSE THINGS GETTING US?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I DON'T KNOW, BUT WE HAVE TO TRY.
                                                            
 
INT. 15 MINUTES LATER GROCERY STORE - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL peeks thru the small window of the meat locker door.
Everything seems to be quiet. Slowly she opens the cold
door, checking to see if there are any crazy cannibals
around. She takes a step out of the meat locker. She hears
the sounds of distant screams and gun shots. She looks back
at RICK who is close behind her, he gulps and nods a go
ahead. She walks towards the meat counter and see's the
butcher's knife and grabs it. RICK grabs a large meat
tenderizer from a shelf.
                                                            

4.

                       RACHEL
      (WISPERING)
WE CAN'T GO THRU THE FRONT DOORS,
THERES TOO MANY OF THEM
                                                            
                       RICK
      (WISPERING)
FOLLOW ME, WE CAN GO THRU THE
EMPLOYEE ENTRANCE IN THE BACK. MY
CAR IS PARKED OUT THERE.
                                                            
They cautiously walk thru the store. Puddles of BLOOD and
CHUNKS OF HALF EATEN FLESH are spread all over the floor.
They both stop. An obese woman is crouched over and is
feeding on an elderly man right in front of them. They try
to quietly back away from the sight. The obese woman hears
them and jumps to her feet as if she only weighed 100 lbs.
RACHEL and RICK run from the woman.
                                                            
The crazed obese woman is fast and leaps on top of RICK.
RICK tries to fight the woman off of him but she's too
strong. RACHEL stabs the obese woman in the back. Blood
pours out all over RICK. Rachel stabs her again and again.
But the woman wont stop. Rachel grabs a large can of peaches
that is laying on the floor next to her and smashes it into
the obese woman's head repeatedly . The obese woman's body
goes limp on top of RICK.
                                                            
RACHEL helps push the woman off of RICK. They both stand
there shaking for a moment.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (BREATHING HEAVILY)
ARE YOU OK?
                                                            
                       RICK
      (TRYING TO CATCH
       BREATH)
YEAH, I'M FINE. THAT WOMAN WAS AS
STRONG AS AN OXE. LET'S GET THE
HELL OUT OF HERE BEFORE MORE OF
THEM SEE US. COME ON.
                                                            
RACHEL and RICK walk to the employee exit in the back of the
store. RICK opens the door slightly. He sees a young teenage
boy run towards a car that is parked in the employee parking
behind the store.
                                                            
                       RICK
THAT'S ZACH.ONE OF OUR NEW
CASHIERS.
                                                            

5.

ZACH is tall and slender. He looks to be maybe 17 or 18.
RACHEL watches the boy for a moment and sees two crazed
maniacs run towards him.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
WE HAVE TO HELP HIM.
                                                            
                       RICK
HERE TAKE THIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
SMASHING THEM IN THE HEAD SEEMED
TO WORK.
                                                            
RICK grabs a fire extinguisher off the wall near the door
and hands it to RACHEL.
                                                            
 
EXT. EMPLOYEE PARKING - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL and RICK run out the door heading for the two
attackers. ZACH is on top of his car trying to kick at them
to get them away.
                                                            
                       ZACH
      (PANICING)
HELP ME MAN, THEIR FUCKING CRAZY!
                                                            
RICK swings his meat tenderizer at the closest one,( a bald
man who was wearing a blood stained football jersey), and
smashes his head in. RACHEL swings the fire extinguisher at
the head of the other attacker,( a young woman who's entire
left arm was missing), she misses and swings again and
again. BLOOD comes rushing out of the woman's mouth as she
falls to the ground. RACHEL keeps hitting the woman until
she hears RICK YELLING.
                                                            
                       RICK
HEY, HEY, ITS OK YOU KILLED HER.
CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (TEARS IN HER EYES)
I JUST WANT TO GET OUT OF THIS
NIGHTMARE.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HOLY SHIT MAN, WHAT THE HELL IS
GOING ON?
                                                            
ZACH jumps down from his car.
                                                            
RICK grabs RACHEL'S arm and pulls her towards ZACH'S car.
                                                            

6.

                       RICK
LETS GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE
ZACH.WE DON'T KNOW WHATS GOING ON
BUT IM SURE NOT GOING TO STICK
AROUND HERE ANY LONGER. RACHEL,
YOUR GOING TO BE OK. LETS GO FIND
YOUR FAMILY.
                                                            
                       ZACH
WE CAN TAKE MY CAR. IT'S FAST.
                                                            
 
INT. ZACH'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL, ZACH and RICK climb in ZACH'S car. RACHEL sits in
between ZACH and RICK as they drive thru the parking lot.
The parking lot and near streets look as if a tornado hit.
Cars are on fire from crashing, abandoned cars line the
streets. There are blood thirsty crazed people eating on the
dead, dead people are coming back to life.The few living
people are running and screaming trying to escape.
                                                            
                       ZACH
      (SPEAKING FAST)
THIS IS SOME CRAZY SHIT. I HAVE
WATCHED EVERY ZOMBIE AND HORROR
FLICK KNOWN TO MAN, BUT NEVER IN
MY LIFE DID I THINK THIS SHIT
WOULD HAPPEN.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (SARCASTICLY)
ZOMBIE'S REALLY?? THAT'S JUST
STUPID.
                                                            
                       ZACH
WELL, LOOK AROUND. WHAT ELSE COULD
EXPLAIN THIS?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I DON'T KNOW AND I DON'T REALLY
CARE. AND YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE
WHO WATCHES MOVIES YA KNOW. I'VE
SEEN PLENTY OF HORROR FLICKS TOO.
AND IN EVERY ONE OF THEM THERES A
MESSED UP PLOT BEHIND THE CHAOS.
SOME GOVERNMENT EXPERIMENT GONE
WRONG OR SOME MAD SCIENTIST WHO
PLAYS WITH THE WRONG CHEMICALS. WE
DON'T KNOW ANYTHING EXCEPT WHAT WE
SEE. AND THAT'S..
                                                            
ZACH interupts her.
                                                            

7.

                       ZACH
      (YELLING)
HOLY SHIT! HOLD ON!
                                                            
ALL SCREAM as they speed onto the street and run over a
"ZOMBIE" who is bent over in the road eating on a limp
carcass. ZACH swerves his car trying to avoid hitting more
ZOMBIES that fill the street.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OH MY GOD THIS IS CRAZY. PLEASE
TAKE ME TO MY KIDS SCHOOL SO I CAN
GET THEM OUT OF THIS MESS.
                                                            
                       ZACH
YES MAAM.WHAT SCHOOL DO THEY GO
TO?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
UGGH DON'T CALL ME MAAM, MY NAME
IS RACHEL. AND THEY GO TO
BRUCEDALE PRIVATE SCHOOL. OFF OF
SMITH LANE, DO YOU KNOW WHERE THAT
IS?
                                                            
                       ZACH
YES'M I SURE DO. HEY DO ANY OF
YALL HAVE A CELL PHONE? I DROPPED
MINE WHEN I WAS RUNNING FROM THOSE
TWO FREAKS THAT WERE TRYING TO EAT
ME.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OH YES, I HAVE MINE, I TRIED
CALLING MY HUSBAND BUT DIDN'T GET
AN ANSWER. I WILL TRY CALLING HIM
AGAIN.
                                                            
RACHEL digs around in her purse that's straped around her
shoulder.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I HAD IT EARLIER, I CANT FIND IT,
I MUST HAVE DROPPED IT IN THE
STORE.
                                                            
                       RICK
I'M SURE WE CAN FIND A PHONE ONCE
WE GET TO THE SCHOOL.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
WE NEED TO GET BETTER WEAPONS
BEFORE WE GET TO THE SCHOOL, WHAT
IF IT'S BEEN OVER RUN BY THOSE
            (MORE)

8.

                       RACHEL (cont'd)
THINGS? WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO
FIGHT THEM OFF.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HELL YEAH!! NOW YOUR TALKING. I
DON'T KNOW ABOUT YALL BUT I DON'T
WANT TO GET ANY CLOSER TO THOSE
ZOMBIES THAN I HAVE TO.
                                                            
                       RICK
THAT'S SMART THINKING RACHEL. I
KNOW OF A GUN STORE THAT'S ABOUT
THREE BLOCKS FROM YOUR KIDS
SCHOOL.WE CAN STOP THERE AND HOPE
OLD BOB IS THERE SO HE CAN HELP US
OUT.
                                                            
ZACH drives the car like a mad man dodging and weaving
between wrecked cars and ZOMBIES.
                                                            
ZACH turns right at the old library, two blocks from the gun
store. POP FLUMP FLUMP FLUMP FLUMP the drivers side tires
blows.
                                                            
                       ZACH
      (YELLING)
FUCK! MY DAMN TIRE JUST BLEW.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
THAT SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?
                                                            
                       RICK
OH SHIT, EVERY ZOMBIE IN THE CITY
HEARD THAT. WE CAN'T STAY IN HERE
THEY'LL GET THRU EVENTUALLY.
                                                            
                       ZACH
SHIT MAN, THIS IS NOT COOL. HOW
FAR TO THE GUN SHOP ?
                                                            
                       RICK
ABOUT TWO BLOCKS. WE GOTTA MAKE A
RUN FOR IT.
                                                            
 
EXT. CITY STREET - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL, ZACH, and RICK get out of the car. All of them look
around. Dozens of ZOMBIES are running in their direction.
                                                            

9.

ZACH takes his keys and opens the trunk, grabs his baseball
bag and throws it to RICK.
                                                            
                       ZACH
THERE'S TWO SOLID BATS IN THERE.
GRAB EM AND LETS GET THE FUCK OUT
OF HERE.
                                                            
RICK opens the bag and grabs the bats. He hands one to
RACHEL and they all start running towards the gun shop.
                                                            
ZOMBIES are coming from every direction. They fight their
way through bashing in heads of people they know who are now
ZOMBIES.They finally make it to the gun shop.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (BREATHING HEAVILY)
PLEASE BE OPEN.
                                                            
 
INT. BOB'S GUN'S AND MORE - DAY
                                                            
RICK tries the door. ITS LOCKED. He takes his bat and
smashes the window. The alarm goes off.ZACH and RACHEL fight
off the ZOMBIES that come close. They climb in the window
and RICK pushes a large shelf in front of the broken window.
                                                            
                       RICK
THIS WONT HOLD THEM VERY LONG.
RACHEL, ZACH, GRAB WHAT YOU CAN
AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND BOB. I'LL
TRY AND KEEP THEM FROM COMING IN.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
UMMM OK.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HELL YEAH. I'M GRABBING THE
BIGGEST GUN I CAN FIND.
                                                            
RACHEL walks to the other side of the room. ZACH hops across
the counter and grabs a .44 MAGNUM from the wall. He starts
shoving extra rounds in his pocket and grabs a satchel off
the wall and fills it up with rounds.
                                                            
                       RICK
HEY KID, I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW TO
USE THAT THING, CUZ THEY ARE
BREAKING THRU THIS SHELF.
                                                            
ZACH runs over to RICK and starts shooting at the ZOMBIES
that are trying to climb thru the window.
                                                            

10.

                       RICK
RACHEL. RACHEL. OH SHIT WHERE THE
HELL DID SHE GO?
                                                            
RACHEL walks out from back room of the store. She's loaded
down. 12 guage pump shot gun in hand,Two leg holsters with a
GLOCK .45 in one and a KBAR in the other. A bandaleer across
her shoulder full of 12 guage rounds. She has a look on her
face that can not be mistaken. SHE'S PISSED.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (STERN VOICE)
MOVE !
                                                            
ZACH and RICK step out of her way. They look at RACHEL with
wide eyes. They can't believe what they see.
                                                            
RACHEL shoots at the ZOMBIES blowing their heads
off.Speaking in between each shot.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
BOB'S DEAD....AND I AM GETTING
SICK .(BOOM)..AND TIRED.(BOOM
.BOOM).. OF ALL THESE..(BOOM).
DAMN ZOMBIES.(BOOM) .. I JUST...
WANT ...TO GO HOME...
                                                            
As RACHEL reloads her 12 guage, ZACH continues shooting.
RICK grabs a HATCHET and starts smashing ZOMIE HEADS.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
ZACH, GO SEE IF THE BACK DOOR IS
CLEAR SO WE CAN GET THE HELL OUT
OF HERE.OH, AND DON'T TRIP OVER
BOB.
                                                            
ZACH runs to the back door, he sees Bob laying on the floor
with half his head blown off and chunks of flesh missing
from being attacked by ZOMBIE'S.He opens the door slowly,
peeking out. Only two or three ZOMBIES out there.He yells to
RICK and RACHEL.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HEY, THERES ONLY A FEW OUT HERE, I
THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK ALLEY - DAY
                                                            
ZACH, RICK and RACHEL run out the back door, RICK quickly
smashes the heads of the ZOMBIES that are out there.
                                                            

11.

                       RACHEL
WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE
QUIETLY, SO THOSE THINGS DONT KEEP
FOLLOWING US.
                                                            
                       ZACH
SHIT WHAT WE NEED IS ANOTHER CAR.
SO I CAN RUN THESE FUCKERS OVER.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OK FINE BUT CAN WE LOOK FOR
SOMETHING WITH A LITTLE MORE ROOM.
AND MAYBE A LITTLE LESS EXHAUST.
                                                            
                       ZACH
I GUESS.
                                                            
                       RICK
I DONT GIVE A SHIT WHAT IT IS BUT
WE WONT GET FAR ON FOOT SO LETS
FIND SOMETHING AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.
                                                            
RACHEL, RICK ,and ZACH, walk thru the alley, running past
the openings hoping not to get noticed by the ZOMBIES that
are walking aimlessly in the streets. RACHEL walks over to a
delivery van that is parked behind one of the buildings. She
jiggles the handle, but its locked.
                                                            
                       RICK
HERE LET ME GET THAT.
                                                            
RICK lifts up his hatchet and swings to smash the driver
side window.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
STOP. DO YOU WANT ALL OF THEM TO
HEAR YOU AND COME RUNNING BACK
HERE? TAKE MY SCARF AND WRAP IT
AROUND THE HATCHET SO IT WONT MAKE
SO MUCH NOISE.
                                                            
RACHEL pulls a pink scarf from her purse and hands it to
RICK. RICK wrapps it around the hatchet.
                                                            
 
INT. DELIVERY VAN - DAY
                                                            
RICK swiftly jabs the hatchet into the window. They all look
to make sure none of the ZOMBIES heard. RICK reaches inside
and unlocks the doors.RACHEL and ZACH climb in. RICK pushes
ZACH to the back.
                                                            

12.

                       ZACH
HEY MAN LET ME DRIVE.
                                                            
                       RICK
NOT THIS TIME KID. WE NEED TO GET
THE THING STARTED AND UNLESS YOU
HAVE THE KEYS OR YOU TOOK HOT
WIRING IN HIGH SCHOOL I SUGGEST
YOU LET ME HANDLE THIS.
                                                            
ZACH makes a growling sound then sits down on the floor in
the back. RICK grabs the wiring under the steering colomn
and begins rubbing bare wires together.
                                                            
                       RICK
COME ON. COME ON.
                                                            
The delivery van engine revs to a start.
                                                            
                       RICK
HA HA YES. THANK YOU.NOW LETS GO
GET YOUR KIDDOS RACHEL.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU LEARNED THAT
BUT I SURE AM GLAD YOU DID.
                                                            
                       RICK
WELL ITS A LONG STORY MAYBE ONE
DAY I WILL LET YOU HEAR IT.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
HAHA YEAH ONE DAY I WOULD LIKE TO
HEAR IT. ( PAUSE) GOD I HOPE MY
KIDS ARE OK. RICK WHAT AM I GOING
TO DO IF THEY.. IF THEY
ARE..DEAD.. OR ONE OF THOSE
THINGS?
                                                            
RACHEL puts her head down and has a sad and scared look on
her face.
                                                            
                       RICK
WELL I DONT KNOW, WE WILL HANDLE
THAT WHEN WE GET THERE. BUT IM
SURE THEY ARE FINE. IF THEIR
ANYTHING LIKE THEIR MOTHER.
                                                            
RACHEL looks at RICK and gives him a smile.
                                                            

13.

                       RACHEL
YEAH THEY ARE ALOT LIKE ME.BUT
MORE LIKE THEIR DAD. HE IS THE
TOUGH ONE.
                                                            
                       RICK
WELL THEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO
WORRY ABOUT.
                                                            
RICK pulls the van out onto the street.Not as many scared
people running and fighting as before. More ZOMBIES. They
hit and run over those that are in the way,ZACH smashes the
back glass of the van and starts shooting at the ones they
missed.
                                                            
RICK pulls the van to the front of the School.ZOMBIES are
everywhere, hitting the side of the van and growling as
blood pours from their mouths.
                                                            
                       RICK
OH MY GOD.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. I FORGOT THE
SCHOOL WAS HAVING A CARNIVAL TODAY
FOR THE STUDENTS.
                                                            
They all look at the school grounds. There's a circus tent
and rides. School children and teachers are all now among
the living dead. Along with workers from the carnival.
ZOMBIE clowns and ZOMBIE children cover the whole school
grounds.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I CANT DO THIS. I HATE CLOWNS. AND
I REALLY HATE CLOWNS THAT WANT TO
EAT ME.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HOLY SHIT MAN.IM WITH RACHEL ON
THIS ONE. IM SCARED TO DEATH OF
CLOWNS. SHIT. KEEP DRIVING AROUND
UNTIL WE HAVE A PLAN CUZ I CANT
KEEP THEM OFF OF US .
                                                            
                       RICK
YEAH, WE NEED A PLAN. THERE ARE
TOO MANY OF THEM AND ONLY THREE OF
US.
                                                            
RICK drives around the school, making circles. Out of no
where they hear gun shots coming from a small storage shed
beside the school baseball field.
                                                            

14.

                       RICK
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OH MY GOD SOMEONE IS IN THERE. WE
HAVE TO HELP THEM.
                                                            
RICK drives the van onto the field, running over ZOMBIES and
the schools equipment. He drives the van right to the shed
and kills the ZOMBIES that were surrounding it.
                                                            
RACHEL jumps out shooting anything that came her direction.
She walks to the doors of the shed.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OH SHITTTTT.
                                                            
RACHEL quicly jumps back into the van and slams the door.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
ITS A CLOWN !!!
                                                            
A man wearing a clown costume comes running out of the shed.
Hes slams his hands and gun against the van doors.
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (YELLING)
LET ME IN . PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF
EVERYTHING HOLY LET ME IN.
                                                            
                       RICK
ZACH OPEN THE DOOR, LET HIM IN.
                                                            
ZACH sits there, shaking his head NO.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
ZACH LET HIM IN, HE'S NOT A
ZOMBIE.
                                                            
ZACH looks out window .
                                                            
                       ZACH
TAKE THAT MASK OFF AND I WILL.
                                                            
The man in clown costume takes his mask off and pleads more
for them to open the doors.
                                                            
                       RYAN
THERE ITS OFF NOW LET ME IN
ALREADY.
                                                            
ZACH opens the door. The clown climbs in. RICK drives the
van away from the shed.
                                                            

15.

ZACH stares at the man in clown costume. RACHEL turns around
and looks at the man.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
SO, WHATS YOUR NAME?
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (BREATHING HEAVILY)
RYAN. MY NAME IS RYAN.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
SORRY ABOUT LEAVING YOU BACK
THERE. IM KINDA SCARED OF CLOWNS.
ZACH IS TOO. WE REALLY WERENT
GONNA LEAVE YOU TO THE ZOMBIES
THOUGH.
                                                            
                       RYAN
ITS OK, I GET IT ALL THE TIME. IM
JUST GLAD YOU GUYS CAME ALONG. DO
ANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON?
IT LOOKS LIKE A BAD ZOMBIE MOVIE
OUT THERE.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
NO.
                                                            
                       ZACH
NOPE.
                                                            
                       RICK
NO, WE DONT KNOW, IM RICK BY THE
WAY, THATS RACHEL, AND THE ONE
STARING AT YOU IS ZACH. HOW DID
YOU GET AWAY AND WHERE DID YOU GET
THAT GUN?
                                                            
RYAN places gun in his lap and strokes it like its a cat.
                                                            
                       RYAN
THIS WAS MY DADS. HE ALWAYS KEEPS
IT IN THE GLOVE BOX IN HIS TRUCK.
THOSE FUCKING ZOMBIES KILLED HIM
BEFORE I COULD GET TO IT. I HAD TO
PUT THE FIRST BULLET IN MY OWN
DADS HEAD.
                                                            
RACHEL climbs out of her seat and sits next to RYAN trying
to console him.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
IM SO SORRY RYAN. I CANT IMAGINE
HOW HARD THAT WAS.
                                                            

16.

                       RYAN
THIS IS ALL MY FAULT. HE ONLY CAME
TO WORK THE CARNIVAL BECAUSE I
ASKED HIM TO.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
HEY, THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT. NONE
OF US KNEW ALL OF THIS WOULD
HAPPEN. I DONT THINK ANYONE COULD
PREDICT A MESS LIKE THIS.
                                                            
                       RYAN
YEAH I KNOW.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I REALLY HATE TO ASK NOW, BUT CAN
YOU TELL ME IF YOU'VE SEEN THESE
KIDS ANYWHERE?
                                                            
RACHEL digs in her purse and grabs her wallet. She pulls out
a photo and shows it to RYAN.
                                                            
RYAN takes the photo and looks at it for a few moments.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
THE TALLER ONE IS JOSH, HE'S MY
OLDEST. THEN JAKE, AND REYNA ARE
MY TWINS. THEY GO TO THIS SCHOOL.
I KNOW ITS ALOT TO ASK BUT CAN YOU
PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE SEEN
THEM.?
                                                            
RACHEL has tears running down her face, they drip down onto
her 12 guage thats in her hands.
                                                            
RYAN looks away from the picture and at RACHEL.
                                                            
                       RYAN
I REALLY WISH I COULD HELP YOU,
BUT. WELL WAIT A MINUTE, THE
OLDEST, IS HE KIND OF A SMART ASS?
BECAUSE I THINK I REMEMBER HIM
MAKING JOKES AT MY EXPENSE.THEN
ONE OF HIS TEACHERS SENT HIM TO
THE OFFICE.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
HAHA YES THATS MY SON JOSH. HE'S
ALWAYS GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR HIS
SMART REMARKS.
                                                            
RACHEL and RYAN continue talking quietly. RICK drives around
school and is humming the iron man song out loud.
                                                            

17.

                       ZACH
HEY, I HAVE AN IDEA. WHY DONT WE
RUN OVER AS MANY ZOMBIES AS WE
CAN,AND GET AS CLOSE TO THE DOORS
AS POSSIBLE, THEN BAIL OUT GUNS IN
HAND AND BLAST OUR WAY INTO THE
SCHOOL??
                                                            
Everyone looks at ZACH with eyebrows lifted.
                                                            
                       RICK
ZACH YOUR INSANE, BUT I THINK IT
MIGHT WORK.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
LOOK I DONT WANT ANY OF YOU
RISKING YOUR LIVES FOR MY KIDS. I
WILL GO IN, AND YALL CAN JUST KEEP
THOSE THINGS OFF ME FOR AS LONG AS
YOU CAN.
                                                            
ZACH looks at RACHEL and laughs loudly.
                                                            
                       ZACH
NO WAY AM I GONNA LET YOU HAVE ALL
THE FUN. IM GOING WITH YOU.
                                                            
                       RICK
YEAH, IM NOT GOING TO LET YOU GO
IN THERE ALONE. YOU NEED US AND WE
NEED YOU. BESIDES YOUR THE ONE
WITH ALL THE GUNS. LOOKING LIKE
MRS. RAMBO. (LAUGHS)
                                                            
                       RYAN
I ONLY HAVE A FEW ROUNDS LEFT BUT
I WILL GO TOO. ITS WHAT MY DAD
WOULD WANT ME TO DO.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
OK FINE.
                                                            
                       RICK
ENOUGH CHATTING ABOUT IT. LETS GO
KILL SOME ZOMBIES.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HAHAHA HELL YEAH.
                                                            
RACHEL checks all her weapons and hands RICK her 45. ZACH
reloads his .44. and they all look at eachother with a look
of fear and excitement.RICK drives the van running over

18.

ZOMBIES, and parks the van at the front of the school. They
all jump out and start shooting.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONT OF SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
RICK pushes the door of the school open and before he could
get all the way inside, a ZOMBIE dressed in a janitors
uniform grabs his arm and takes a huge chunk out of it. RICK
yells in pain. RACHEL grabs RICK as ZACH shoots the ZOMBIE
in the head.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
RACHEL pulls RICK into school as ZACH and RYAN kill ZOMBIES
that come in.RYAN shoves his empty gun in the door handles
to keep any ZOMBIES from pushing doors open. ZACH does a
quick sweep of the hallway as RACHEL drags RICK into the
school office. RACHEL sets RICK down on a chair and begins
wrapping his wound with a sweater that was hanging near the
door.
                                                            
                       ZACH
IM GONNA GO CHECK THE WHOLE OFFICE
TO MAKE SURE ITS SECURE AND THERE
AINT ANY DAMN ZOMBIES IN HERE.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
THIS CANT BE HAPPENING. RICK YOUR
GOING TO BE OK.
                                                            
                       RICK
      (IN A PAINED VOICE)
LOOK AT ME RACHEL, YOU KNOW WHATS
GOING TO HAPPEN, YOU SAW IT
YOURSELF. PLEASE JUST SHOOT ME
BEFORE I TURN INTO ONE OF THOSE
THINGS.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
NO. YOUR GOING TO BE FINE. I JUST
NEED TO SLOW DOWN THE BLEEDING.
ITS FINE. YOUR NOT LEAVING US.
                                                            
RACHEL tears up and continues to try and stop RICKS arm from
bleeding. RICK looks over at RYAN giving him a look.
                                                            
                       RYAN
ARE YOU SURE MAN?
                                                            
                       RICK
JUST DO IT.
                                                            

19.

RYAN grabs the .45 from RICKS hands and aims it at RICKS
head.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (screaming)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GET AWAY FROM
HIM.
                                                            
                       RICK
RACHEL GO HELP ZACH. I DONT WANT
YOU TO SEE THIS.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
NO. I WONT LET YOU DO THIS. WE CAN
FIND A CURE OR SOMETHING. PLEASE
RYAN DONT DO THIS.
                                                            
RYAN pushes RACHEL away from them and yells for ZACH.
                                                            
                       RYAN
ZACH GET BACK IN HERE WE NEED YOUR
HELP.
                                                            
ZACH comes in from the other room and sees whats going on.
He grabs RACHEL and drags her to the back of the next office
room.
                                                            
                       ZACH
ITS OK RACHEL. ITS BETTER THIS OR
HE TURNS AND WE HAVE TO KILL HIM
ANYWAY.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
NO.NO.NO. WE HAVE TO SAVE HIM.
THERE HAS TO BE A CURE.
                                                            
Before RACHEL could finish her sentence she and ZACH hear a
loud growling scream followed by two gun shots.
                                                            
ZACH holds RACHEL as she falls limp in his arms.
                                                            
RYAN walks into the room and helps ZACH hold RACHEL.
                                                            
                       RYAN
IM SORRY RACHEL. I WAITED AS LONG
AS I COULD. HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE
NOW.
                                                            
ZACH and RYAN try to console RACHEL for a few minutes as
they ignore the sounds of banging at the office door. ZOMBIE
children surround the office and they are only minutes from
breaking the door.
                                                            

20.

                       ZACH
RACHEL I KNOW THIS IS HARD BUT WE
REALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE.
                                                            
RACHEL stands on her own and walks over to the desk where
she layed her shotgun. She looks over at RICKS dead body and
wipes the tears from her eyes.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
C'MON.. LETS GO.
                                                            
RACHEL picks up her shotgun and chambers more rounds as ZACH
and RYAN ready their weapons.RACHEL looks thru the office
window and shakes her head in disbelief.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I KNOW SOME OF THESE KIDS. I KNOW
THEIR PARENTS AND EVEN SOME OF
THEIR GRANDPARENTS.
                                                            
RYAN and ZACH stand next to RACHEL.
                                                            
                       RYAN
KILLING MY DAD WAS THE HARDEST
THING I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO. BUT
IT WASNT HIM ANYMORE. HE DIED WHEN
THAT ZOMBIE BIT HIM. THATS HOW I
LOOK AT IT. IT HELPS IF YOU THINK
OF IT LIKE THAT.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I JUST CANT STAND IT ANYMORE.. I
HAVE TO FIND MY KIDS.. i HAVE TO
KNOW THEY ARE OK...
                                                            
                       RYAN
WE WILL FIND THEM... YOU MAY NOT
KNOW ME YET, BUT I WILL DO
EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP YOU.
                                                            
                       ZACH
YEAH RACHEL, WE GOT YOUR BACK..
                                                            
RACHEL shrugs and gives them both a smile. She walks back
towards the office door.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
THANKS GUYS. C'MON LETS GET THE
HELL OUT OF HERE.
                                                            
They push the office doors open and start shooting the
ZOMBIE kids as they run at them. Rachel yells out her kids
names hoping they are still in the building and are ok.
                                                            

21.

                       RACHEL
      (SCREAMING)
JOSH.......... JACOB........
REYNA.
                                                            
                       ZACH
      (YELLING)
WE CAN'T HOLD THEM OFF, THEY JUST
KEEP COMING. WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF
HERE.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
WE CAN'T LEAVE WITHOUT MY KIDS!
                                                            
                       RYAN
RACHEL, WHAT ABOUT THE ROOF? MAYBE
WE CAN GET TO THE ROOF AND BE SAFE
AND STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF FINDING
YOUR KIDS.
                                                            
RACHEL nods in agreement and runs towards the stairway
shooting any zombies in her path. ZACH and RYAN follow close
behind.They reach the top floor which seems to be clear of
any ZOMBIE'S.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I'M NOT SURE HOW TO GET TO THE
ROOF BUT IT HAS TO BE UP HERE
SOMEWHERE.
                                                            
                       RYAN
KEEP LOOKING. MAYBE THERE'S A DOOR
OR SOMETHING THAT GOES UP THERE.
                                                            
They all walk down the hallway looking in all the rooms.
ZACH finds a door that is labeled EMPLOYEE'S ONLY at the end
of the hall.
                                                            
                       ZACH
HEY MAYBE THIS LEADS UP THERE.
RACHEL TRY TO OPEN IT AND I'LL
WATCH YOUR BACK.
                                                            
RACHEL grabs the door knob and turns it slowly. The door
opens, she looks around and sees a set of metal stairs that
have a sign hanging above them with ROOF ACCESS written in
bold letters.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
COME ON GUYS THIS IS IT.
                                                            
RACHEL, ZACH and RYAN walk up the stairs and reach a door
labeled "ROOF". ZACH looks at Ryan and they both nod. ZAZH

22.

opens the door as RYAN walks through with gun in hand. As
RYAN walks through the door a woman jumps out and swings a
bat at RYAN'S head. RYAN grabs the bat and pushes the woman
down. The woman falls to the ground and starts screaming.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL ROOF - DAY
                                                            
                       SHIRLEY
      (SCREAMING)
PLEASE DON'T HURT ME, I THOUGHT
YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE CRAZY
PEOPLE.
                                                            
                       RYAN
FUCKING CHRIST WOMAN I ALMOST BLEW
YOUR HEAD OFF. WHAT ARE YOU DOING
UP HERE?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (SURPRISED VOICE)
OH MY GOD, SHIRLEY IS THAT YOU?
ARE YOU OK? WHAT HAPPENED?
                                                            
                       SHIRLEY
I WAS HERE WITH JOHN AND ABBY FOR
THE CARNIVAL SELLING PIES AND
DRINKS. THEN ALL THE SUDDEN THESE
PEOPLE CAME RUNNING UP AND STARTED
BITING THE KIDS AND TEACHERS.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (interrupting
       SHIRLEY)
WAIT, WHERE ARE JOHN AND ABBY?
                                                            
                       SHIRLEY
      (LOOKING DOWN)
I...DON'T...KNOW..... EVERYTHING
HAPPENED SO FAST. WHEN I REALIZED
WHAT WAS GOING ON I RAN TO THE
CAROUSEL WHERE THEY WERE,BUT WHEN
I GOT THERE I WAS SURROUNDED BY
THOSE THINGS. I SCREAMED FOR THEM
BUT I DOUBT THEY COULD HEAR ME
OVER ALL THE OTHER SCREAMS. SO I
TRIED TO RUN TO MY CAR THINKING
THEY MIGHT HAVE GONE TO IT, BUT I
NEVER MADE IT. EVERYONE HAD TURNED
CRAZY AND I HAD TO GET AWAY. SO I
CAME INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUT IT WAS
BAD TOO. SO I SAW THE DOOR FOR THE
ROOF AND CAME UP HERE AND THEN YOU
            (MORE)

23.

                       SHIRLEY (cont'd)
GUYS CAME SHORTLY AFTER.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (SAD VOICE)
OH SHIRLEY I AM SO SORRY. I BET
THEY ARE FINE. MAYBE THEY ARE
HIDING SOMEWHERE. THEY ARE SMART
KIDS, I'M SURE THEY ARE JUST FINE.
                                                            
ZACK and RYAN walk around the roof top then back to the two
women.
                                                            
                       ZACH
      (CONCEARNED)
HEY I BET WE FIND BOTH OF YOUR
KIDS AND RACHEL'S KIDS TOO. I'M
TELLING YOU MAN, THESE DAYS KIDS
ARE PRETTY DAMN SMART.
                                                            
                       SHIRLEY
      (EXCITED)
OH RACHEL, I SAW YOUR KIDS RUN AND
GET INTO A CAR WITH ONE OF THE
HIGH SCHOOL KIDS. IT WAS PARKED
OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
SCHOOL.
                                                            
RACHEL and SHIRLEY jump up and they all run to the other
side of the school roof. They look down at the parking lot
searching for the car.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From John Taylor Date 2/18/2013 **
Has Promise and a good rough draft. Work on making your writing more visual. Think of multiple camera angles and what you want the audience to see. Don't give your characters the God Code right off the bat "the gun store." Good Motive for Rachel, I like it. Cliche but that doesn't make it bad, and its a believable motive. Maybe have your characters break down after they get to a safe spot and the adrenaline starts to wear off. Death Wish has a good example of this. Hope this was helpful and Good Luck!

From Daniel Siegel Date 12/31/2012 1/2
WORST MOVIE EVER.PLEASE FIX AND THEN IT MAY BE OK.


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