Dead on the Horizon Volume 1: Survival

The dead have started to rise from their graves. All across the globe, it's up to a small group of survivors to come together and find each other in order to protect themselves from the flesh eaters. Will they survive or will there only be the dead on the horizon?

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10. Swing Life Away

INT – BEDROOM
(DEREK’S eyes open)
ALISON:
Wakey, wakey sleepy head. 
DEREK:
Morning, babe. 
ALISON:
Miss me?
DEREK:
Of course not. I knew you were right here next to me the whole time. 
ALISON:
You’re too sweet. 
DEREK:
I had the weirdest dream last night though. 
ALISON:
Go on. 
DEREK:
I dreamt the world was falling apart all around us and we couldn’t save each other. 
ALISON:
Derek, that’s terrible. Never say that. You know we’ll always be there for each other. 
DEREK:
I know, babe. 
 ALISON:
Are you hungry?
DEREK:
Yeah. 
ALISON:
I’ll go make breakfast. 
DEREK:
What are you gonna make?
ALISON:
I was thinking of cooking up saw raw flesh…
DEREK:
Excuse me?

INT – GHOSTS BASEMENT
(DEREK opens his eyes. He’s panting heavily. It was just a dream. He sits up)
DEREK:
Owe, fuck that bastard hit me hard. I gotta go warn Ghost. 
(DEREK gets up and runs up the stairs. He opens the doors to find himself face to face with HUE)
DEREK:
Hue! 
HUE:
Step back, Derek. 
DEREK:
You got to listen to me. Everything that Chet and Bryan have been feeding you has been nothing but false lies. You’ve been fooled. 
HUE:
Shut up, Derek, or I’m going to make you shut up. 
DEREK:
Out of my way Hue. 
HUE:
I’m not going to let you stop our plans. 
DEREK:
Fine. Then let it be the hard way then. 
(DEREK dives into HUE and the two wrestle)
DEREK:
Don’t make me do this, Hue!
HUE:
Give me your best shot, fucko!
(DEREK socks HUE in the stomach and throws him down the stairs)
HUE:
Okay…that was a good one. 
DEREK:
Ghost! Ghost, we have a problem here! Ghost!

INT – GHOSTS ROOM 
DEREK (voice is coming from outside the door)
Ghost!
BRYAN:
You make one step towards that door and your head vanishes. 
GHOST:
Do you really want to do this?
BRYAN:
Yes, actually. Chet and I have been doing this ever since the incident. 
GHOST:
You idiots. I let you into my home. I trusted you! 
BRYAN:
And here we thought Casper was the friendliest ghost in the neighborhood. 
(DEREK starts knocking on the door)
DEREK:
Ghost! We have to get out of here! Chet and Bryan are crazy!
GHOST:
I’ve come to realize that. 
BRYAN:
It was perfect timing really. We kill you, we leave, we let the parade of oncoming zombies attack your house and eat your remains. It’s the perfect scenario. 
GHOST:
Oncoming zombie parade?
BRYAN (mockingly):
I guess I should have mentioned that. 

INT – GHOSTS LIVING ROOM
DEREK:
Open the door!
(HUE enters holding a knife)
HUE:
Eat knife!
(HUE runs at DEREK but DEREK dives out of the way. The knife hits the door)
DEREK:
Hue! Why don’t you listen to someone who actually knows what’s going on? 
HUE:
I know what’s going on! You and Ghost are just bringing the real members of this team down. We’re the real brains of the operation. The real muscle. 
DEREK:
You have no clue, do you?

INT – GHOSTS ROOM
GHOST:
The hell is going on out there?
BRYAN:
I’m assuming Hue is about to kill Derek while Chet starts up our getaway car. In fact, I should just kill you right now. 
(The window suddenly smashes open and a couple of zombies reach on in)
BRYAN:
Fuck!
(BRYAN shoots at the zombies. Bang!)
GHOST:
Give me that gun!
(GHOST grabs at BRYAN)
BRYAN:
Let go, MC Squared!
(More zombies claw through the window)
BRYAN:
Fuck you!
GHOST:
That’s it!
(GHOST punches BRYAN and the two fall over)
GHOST:
FUCK YOU!
(GHOST repeatedly punches BRYAN over and over in the face about ten times. This knocks him out)
GHOST:
Holy guacamole…
(GHOST gets up and fires the remaining bullets at the zombies)
FREEMAN:
There’s too many of them!
GHOST:
You’re awake!? 
FREEMAN:
You’re scuffle with Bryan just woke me up. Come on let’s get out of here. 
(The two exit the room)

INT – LIVING ROOM
(FREEMAN and GHOST enter the living room to find HUE and DEREK)
HUE:
Wh…where’s Bryan?
GHOST:
Bleeding in my carpet. Come on, we gotta leave. 
DEREK:
You’re coming with us, Hue. 
HUE:
Even after all the shit that I did to you?
FREEMAN:
We’ll kiss and apologize later. Right now, there’s no time to kill. Come on!
(The gang run outside to the backyard)
DEREK:
Ghost, what are you doing!? There’s nothing in that barn but an old bicycle. 
GHOST:
It’s my mode of transportation!
(GHOST goes into the barn)
DEREK:
Hue, you and Freeman go start up the minivan. We’re getting the hell out of here. 
(The fence is starting to break)
HUE:
Right! 
FREEMAN:
Follow me. 
(FREEMAN and HUE exit)
DEREK:
Come on Ghost! I could give two less fucks about your Schwinn! 
(GHOST rides out on his bike)
GHOST:
Follow me! 
(The fence breaks and zombies pile on out)
DEREK:
Oh shit, the fence just broke! Wait for me! 

INT – LIVING ROOM
(BRYAN walks out into the middle of the room. He wipes the blood from his face)
BRYAN:
Awe fuck.
(Zombies come out of the bedroom)
BRYAN:
Get back! Get back! 
(BRYAN heads for the front door)

INT – GARAGE
FREEMAN:
Start her up!
HUE:
Alright…wait! Where is it!?
FREEMAN:
What do you mean where is it?
HUE:
I mean where the hell is the minivan? It’s not here. 
FREEMAN:
Well minivans just don’t fucking disappear. 
HUE:
Unless…goddammit Chet! 
FREEMAN:
What do we do now? 
HUE:
We improvise!
(The two look around)
HUE:
You have any ideas?
FREEMAN:
I think I do. You got your rifle? 

EXT – GHOSTS FRONT PORCH   
(BRYAN kicks open the front door and runs out with his pitchfork)
BRYAN:
Ahhh!
(BRYAN runs past zombies until he sees a minivan in the distance)
BRYAN:
Is that? Chet! CHET! It’s me!
(The minivan stops and BRYAN runs up)
BRYAN:
Chet, let me in!
CHET:
Are you bit?
BRYAN:
No, I’m not fucking bit! Do I look even sick? Now let me in. This place is crawling with corpses! 
(The minivans doors open. But before BRYAN can get in, a zombie grabs BRYAN)
BRYAN:
Shit, it’s got me!
CHET:
You’re on your own then pal! It was nice knowing yah. 
(CHET drives off)
BRYAN:
Chet!? CHET! FUCK YOU CHET!
(BRYAN falls down and is overtaken by a couple zombies)
BRYAN:
Ahhhh!
(BRYAN is killed and eaten)

EXT – GHOSTS HOUSE
GHOST:
Where’s the van?
DEREK:
I don’t know but this place is about to be caved in by the dead!
(Around the corner comes FREEMAN on a lawn mower. HUE rides on it with him shooting the rifle at zombies)
DEREK:
Is that Hue and Freeman riding on a lawnmower?
GHOST:
Why are they on my lawnmower?
DEREK:
I don’t know but Hue is picking off plenty of corpses. 
GHOST:
Then let’s ride! 
DEREK:
Right!
ALISON VO:
Oh Derry…
DEREK:
No. Not now.
ALISON VO:
Where you going, Derry? Why not join me and my friends?
DEREK:
Leave me alone.
GHOST:
Come on, Derek! 
DEREK:
I’m coming! 
(DEREK falls to his knees)
HUE:
Wait, Derek fell! 
GHOST:
Derek! 
FREEMAN:
We’re surrounded! There’s no way we can survive this thing. 
ALISON VO:
Here I come, Derry.
DEREK:
Fine. Take me. Take me you bitch.
 (All of a sudden, bullets start coming out of nowhere. Zombies start to fall)
FREEMAN:
Who’s doing that?
HUE:
I don’t know. I’m all out. 

INT – CHET’s VAN
CHET:
I did it! I finally escaped haha! Take that you fuckers. Now onto my next slice of-
(The sound of the car sputtering to death is heard)
CHET:
Oh no, no, no, no. Come on, I can’t be out of gas. Not now.
(The car comes to a halt)
CHET:
Dammit! For fuck sakes. 
(CHET gets out of the car and shoots a zombie)
CHET:
Get away from me. 
(Zombies start coming out of the woodwork)
CHET:
Get away! Get away damn you. Get away!
(CHET starts to run for his life)

EXT – GHOSTS HOUSE 
(The gunshots finally stop. DEREK looks up and he finds all the zombies are dead)
GHOST:
They’re all dead!
HUE:
We knew that.
GHOST:
No! Like…somebody shot them all down. 
FREEMAN:
But it wasn’t us. 
DEREK:
I think I know who it was. 
GHOST:
Who?
DEREK:
Them…
(DEREK points. They all look over to see an ambulance down the road. A group of survivors get down off the vehicle with weapons in tow)
GHOST:
Great Scott.
WALLACE:
I’ll be damned. 
IRVING:
Hello out there! Stay where you are!
DEREK:
My God…
DESIREE:
You’re telling me. 
(DEREK turns to his side and notices DESIREE next to him)
DEREK:
Whoa. How long have you been beside me this whole time?
DESIREE:
For a while. I had to take out those lame brains somehow without hurting you. 
DEREK:
Yeah, I guess. Thanks. 
 (Pause)
DEREK:
I’m Derek. 
DESIREE:
Desiree. 
(The battle is over. A new beginning has begun. We fade out to “Swing Life Away” by Rise Against)
The End of Volume 1 

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