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ext. night mid-west country setting

old farmer and wife, eating supper, hears banging on door. farmer goes to investigate, grabbing shotgun by counter on his way to door.

At door

who's out there!!

old farmer hears muffled moan. quickly, he opens the door and raises his gun.

Zombie with suit lunges for old farmer. Old farmer blows off zombies head.

who was it dear?


just another one of them damned city slickers.

cam pans out from farmhouse, zooms towards city

ext. night. city on fire

zombies run rampant in the streets. pockets of resistance fight for their lives.

Ext. day. scenic roads. 2 years later

unknown character driving a 4x4 truck, with metal and spikes welded on, barrels through group of zombies, splattering gore everywhere. UC lights cigarette and hits record on tape player

my name is matthew rhodes, but people call me matt. Its hard to believe that 2 and a half years ago, i killed zombies on an's for real. I guess all those years playing video games payed off after all...ain't life a bitch...

cell phone rings, matt stops recording and answers phone


'sup, joe

matt...i need you to make a detour.

matt holds phone out, flips it the finger, makes rude faces at it, then puts it back to ear


sure...where to?


I need you to go into DC and pick up a researcher thats stuck in the Smithsonian. She was getting information from some egyptian artifacts and bringing them back... if possible.

Matt's mood changes at the mention of a woman.


Give me a description of her...

matt mumbles


i sure hope she's hot.


What was that, matt...i didn't get the rest of that..


oh, uh, i just wanted to know what her name was...yeah..her name.


her name is jessica, jessica moore. She's about..well, she's about the only one that won't eat your fucking face's that for a description?!!!


why is she out there she some kind of retard scientist or sumthin'?


she's not alone...retard. she had a squad of marines.. now most are dead. there are at least two still alive, so quit jacking your jaws and go get them.


ok, ok...damn. i'm going through North Carolina, now... i should be there within the next 4 to 6 hours...depending on fuel.


call me when you have them with you



matt hangs up phone and flips cigarette butt out of window, grabs tape player and pushes record


i love my life

truck zooms down road and disappears into the distance

ext. day washington d.c.

overhead view of city, slowly panning in towards white house

zombies crowd around reinforced fence. marines shoot indescrimantely into undead hordes. helicopter descends and white house staff place documents and containers into heli. Sight of more living causes zombie frenzy...gates start to give under the thousands of bodies pushing against it. president and remaining cabinet load into heli as gates give and marines start shooting heavily into lead ranks of undead, while falling back to the white house.

looking down from heli

president looks down as marines are overwhelmed by zombies

"The path to enlightenment is paved in suffering....


The following comments are for "Dead Nations (part1-opening scenes)"
by Terayne

Z is for zombie
Question: If everything's on fire, who is manning the switchboards? That must be some amazing phone company to have survived the apocalypse. But I'm jokingly nitpicking.

Your title is what drew me to this post. Rarely ever read stories cos they take up way too much of my friggin' time. But this is a script! And, that my Lit newbie, was the payoff for me.

Random question: Have you ever wondered why zombies don't just eat other zombies?

Liked this - especially the city slicker line. Hope you post more. Look forwarding to seeing how you separate your script from the hoardes of zombies out there.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: May 26, 2011 )

late reply
lol, sorry for such a late reply... I don't write nearly as much as I used to... almost never, these days. This was a first attempt at trying a script, and I appreciate the feedback.

And as to why zombies don't eat other likes bad meat

( Posted by: Terayne [Member] On: July 9, 2011 )

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