The first 3 minutes of my zombie musical – written in the rough at a bar while drinking Guiness

EXT. SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD – MORNING

A bird takes flight from a telephone wire.

Bird’s eye view of the beautiful, peaceful suburban
neighborhood below.

The bird lands on a windowsill. He cocks his head to the
image inside.

Beautiful SADIE gets out of her shower and wraps a towel
around her body.

Sadie moves to the bathroom counter and places her thumb in a
small plastic box. The digital screen on it reads “Z-TOXIN =
0.00%. Your results have been automatically sent to CDC
Department of Z-Toxin Records and Response.”

Sadie rubs the steam off of the mirror and smiles at her
reflection.

Music starts as the bird flies off.

Bird’s eye view of the far end of the same neighborhood.
Construction stops abruptly on the last four rows of houses.

Another bird, clumsily comes toward our bird. It sways and
flaps as if stuck in a wind storm.

As it reaches our bird, it attacks and bites, eyes bleeding
and body rotting.

Our bird fights back easily, swatting the zombie bird and
forcing it to fall to the ground, but not before sustaining a
hearty gash.

Our bird flies a little longer and swoops onto the windowsill
of an abandoned home in the construction dead zone.

PAUL gets out of the shower and wraps a towel around his
waist.

The Z-Reader is dismantled, wires hanging out of its
underside.

PAUL
(singing)

IT STARTED BACK IN TWENTY TEN
THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING BEGAN
A DISEASE WE KNEW IN FICTION WELL
BECAME REALITY,  BECAME OUR HELL

BUT GOVERNMENT WAS ON THE CASE
TO VALIANTLY SAVE THE HUMAN RACE
QUARANTINE CAMPS BUILT BY SICKENED HANDS
THEY KILLED THE SOULS AND THEN THE MEN

THEY SAY IT’S WORTH THE PAIN AND TEARS
TO HELP THE COUNTRY ALLAY ALL ITS FEARS
SO THAT IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT
HELPED LIFE GO ON.

Our poor bird watches, but is distracted by his quickly
eroding left wing.

SADIE
(singing)

IT STARTED BACK IN TWENTY TEN
THANKS TO A FEW GOOD MEN
WE STOPPED A VILLAIN IN ITS TRACKS
CURED THE WORLD FROM Z-VIRUS ATTACKS

OUR MEN OF THE RED WHITE AND BLUE
DID WHAT HEROES ARE KNOWN TO DO
THEY FOUGHT A WAR WITHOUT A BATTLEFIELD
AND FOR US THEY WERE OUR SWORD AND SHIELD

I GET TO LIVE OUT MY MANY YEARS
WITH FRIENDS, WITH KIN AND HOPEFUL CHEER
THANKS TO A FEW GOOD MEN
MY LIFE GOES ON.

Sadie has her make-up and hair done. She pulls out a
bridesmaid dress.

On the other side of the neighborhood, Paul adjusts the cuffs on his suit.

PAUL

TEN YEARS PAST 2010.
THE SICK ARE SEEN AS MONSTER INSTEAD OF MAN.
I STAND ALONE IN FLESH AND BLOOD
NEVER AGAIN TO FEEL A WOMAN’S LOVE

I HAVE NO FUTURE. I HAVE NO FRIENDS.
I’M A VILLAIN. NOT A MAN.
I MUST HOLD ON UNTIL THIS GIANT SPHERE
SHRIVELS UP AND CRUMBLES INTO AIR.

IT’S NOT AT ALL WORTH THE PAIN AND TEARS
TO LIVE WITH FALSE HOPE AND MUTED FEARS
THESE PEOPLE LIVE WITH THE SAD MYTH
THAT LIFE GO ON.

SADIE

MY FUTURE PAST 2010.
WILL HOLD MY OWN VOWS WITH A NEW MAN.
I MUST FIND HIM IN FLESH AND BLOOD
TO HIM I’LL GIVE PURE UNDYING LOVE.

HE’LL BE MY HERO AND MY FRIEND
A MAN THE WORLD WILL CALL A SUPERMAN
AND HE’LL HOLD ME UNTIL THIS GIANT SPHERE
SHRIVELS UP AND CRUMBLES INTO AIR.

I KNOW DEEP DOWN THIS IS THE YEAR
I FIND THE MAN WHO WILL HOLD ME DEAR
TRUE LOVE WILL NO LONGER BE THE MYTH
AS LIFE GOES ON.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Desiree says:

    This rocks! I can totally hear the singing in my head. More more more please! I want to see more!

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