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Written by Jorge Faz
Draft 2 December 2009
wrecked automobiles. INT. Vincent moves briskly towards the noise up the stairs. A beat. A CREEPER ZOMBIE appears in the doorway and runs toward Vincent. pumps. blood splattered round it. Vincent (24) sneaks up to the entrance of the house. The pitch blackness of the room is disturbed by a single beam of light that emanates from his flashlight. INT. and burning debris disturb the stillness of the night. NANCY’S LIVING ROOM . Vincent stares at the doorway down the hall.CONTINUOUS Vincent creeps around the stairway and into the hallway. In the shadows. A baby cries faintly.CONTINUOUS Vincent pushes the open door. Vincent follows the sound. A WOMAN screams. NANCY’S HOUSE . Vincent loads the shotgun. Vincent’s heavy breathing is accompanied by a low growl.EVENING The low hum of moaning and growling. NANCY’S UPSTAIRS HALL . BOOM. Hello? VINCENT The scratching stops. The zombie’s head bursts into pieces and the body falls to the floor. He grabs his two way radio. A light flickers in the master bedroom. He maneuvers past fallen furniture and broken decor and hears loud scratching. Vincent grabs a shotgun on his back. VINCENT I’ll call you as soon as I get Nancy and my kid. Nancy? VINCENT (CONT’D) . and shoots.FADE IN: EXT. A thunderous growl echoes in the house.
. IAN (1). INT. NANCY Vincent. VINCENT (CONT’D) Vincent treads out of the room and heads to the stairs. NANCY’S UPSTAIRS HALL Vincent looks down the staircase into the living room below and notices figures lurking in the shadows. A loud crash is heard coming from downstairs. VINCENT (CONT’D) Nancy cries as she comes closer to Vincent. who embraces her. VINCENT Nancy. Nancy. growling like some wild animal. NANCY’S BEDROOM . Nancy re-enters the bathroom and locks the door. holding a crying baby boy. NANCY I was outside with Ian and this.2. is that you? The door unlocks. NANCY (24) opens the door.. VINCENT They’re everywhere. Clothes tattered. She holds her baby in a security blanket. Her appearance shows that she’s been through so much hell. thing started running towards us. INT. what’s happening? VINCENT I’m not sure. Stay here.. soaked in sweat and tears. alerted by Vincent’s presence. Oh. Vincent shines his flashlight at them and reveals THREE ZOMBIES. VINCENT (to Nancy) Lock the door.CONTINUOUS Vincent briskly makes his way into the bedroom and approaches the bathroom door. The city’s been overrun by these monsters.
He pumps it and shoots the zombie’s arm off. Nancy nods. NANCY’S BEDROOM Vincent swings the door to close it. Can you do that for me? Nancy nods. I’ll take care of the rest. NANCY What is it? VINCENT Listen to me carefully. alright? This could be very dangerous for you and for Ian. can you do that? Ian drinks from a baby . VINCENT Nancy. Ian cries. VINCENT (CONT’D) Nancy.3. but only manages to take one out. INT. VINCENT Nancy. Nancy open’s the bathroom door. VINCENT (CONT’D) I need you to stand beside the door. I need you to keep Ian quiet! NANCY I’m trying. The zombies run up the stairs towards Vincent. so you have to be quick. The doors shakes as the zombies bang against it. The door closes. I need you over here. Vincent shoots his shotgun at them. Vincent runs back to the bedroom. Nancy prepares a bottle. Vincent leans back against the door. bottle. open it on my mark and stay behind it. but a zombie’s arm stops it from closing completely. Vincent reloads his shotgun.
Vincent hugs them. VINCENT Nancy slowly grabs the gun with a free hand. puts the shotgun on his back and prepares an assault rifle. The two zombies rush in and Vincent opens fire. Vincent looks around the room. Vincent grabs a pistol from one of his holsters and hands it to Nancy. Nancy hurries to the bed. Nancy. VINCENT (CONT’D) We have to get you two somewhere safe. He moves it and sees Nancy. Pack light. places Ian on the bed and grabs a satchel bag. Now! VINCENT (CONT’D) Nancy opens the door.4. . Yes. she presses her head against Ian. Nancy secures Ian’s ears with the blanket and moves to her position. NANCY VINCENT Make sure you cover his ears. VINCENT (CONT’D) What’s wrong? NANCY His. Nancy picks Ian up and swings the satchel over her shoulder. He aims down the scope towards the door.his bottles are in the fridge downstairs. it’s gonna be pretty loud in here. Vincent crouches behind the bed. Nancy hesitates. She places a change of clothes for her and Ian and stops for a bit. Bullets penetrate the zombie skulls and the beasts fall. VINCENT (CONT’D) Get a bag ready for you and Ian. Vincent makes haste to the door.
AURELIO We’re busy. Alma (26) fire automatic rifles towards a zombie hordes. kid. His ears. Vincent saunters to the rest room and returns with a small cotton ball. what do you want? VINCENT (V. NANCY (CONT’D) Vincent pulls to pieces of cotton apart and stuffs them in Ian’s ears.5. A beat. NANCY Grab some cotton from the medicine cabinet. STRIP MALL . a group of survivors prepare and throw Molotov cocktails. Behind them. Static emanates from the speaker and dissolves to sounds of gunfire and screaming. where are you? VINCENT (CONT’D) . NANCY (CONT’D) Where are we going to go? Vincent grabs his two-way radio. A beat.) I need you pick us up.CONTINUOUS Aurelio (55) and his daughter. NANCY Who’s Aurelio? VINCENT Aurelio. Aurelio.O. VINCENT (to radio) Aurelio. come in. EXT.
fast. Listen kid. NANCY’S BEDROOM . and takes out baby bottles. Gonna take em to the bunker at the middle schoolA zombie leaps at Aurelio. Aurelio shoots it mid-leap. Nancy screams. NANCY So. NANCY’S KITCHEN . NANCY VINCENT Vincent holds Nancy’s arm and guides her out. The zombie releases Vincent and lays on the floor. And you? We’ll see.6. what now? What do we do? VINCENT We’ll make our way to the bunker. INT. INT. Vincent stands by a nearby window. I’m sorry. NANCY Who was that? VINCENT A friend.CONTINUOUS Static hisses from the radio and the signal cuts off. AURELIO (CONT’D) Shit. AURELIO I’m picking up survivors at San Isidro Mall. Nancy stores the bottles in the satchel. Nancy grabs a butcher’s knife and hacks at its head. Vincent pulls the zombie in. . A zombie torso crashes trough window and grabs Vincent. She opens the refrigerator. puts her gun in the satchel. Vincent stands by Nancy. You’re on your own. Whatever disease those things are carrying is spreading.MOMENTS LATER Nancy holds Ian in one arm. rounding up survivors. You’ll be safe there.
A beat. holding a covered Ian. VINCENT NANCY EXT. Let’s go.LATER Vincent ducks behind a truck as a zombie passes by. Wait! NANCY She stops and bends down to pick the gun up. Vincent and Nancy smile Nancy Nancy uncovers his face. Nancy follows closely. The ambulance siren dies. She pulls out the gun but doesn’t get a good grip on it. VINCENT (CONT’D) Let’s go! The horde turns its attention to the crying infant. She picks the gun up and blind fires. ducks by him. Vincent runs and fires at the horde. Ian cries. Nancy looks up and locks eyes with the nearby attacker. She drops it. taking them out one by one.7. Thanks. How is he? VINCENT He sleeps. An ambulance wails across an intersection and crashes into a building. STREET TO BUNKER . A zombie rushes at her. Bullets hit the zombie’s shoulders. The gun! VINCENT (CONT’D) Nancy digs through her satchel. A zombie horde rushes to the vehicle and bash it. Run. Ian wakes. together. . Nancy tries to shush him.
Ian’s cries CLICK. VINCENT (CONT’D) Keep moving. Vincent. More zombies rush towards Vincent and Nancy. Nancy screams. covered in blood. VINCENT Shoot em in the head! Nancy pulls the trigger. NANCY (CONT’D) Nancy looks down at her knee. Vincent helps her up and they continue their trek. Vincent shoots it. Vincent keeps running Vincent stops and turns around. A bullet zips by her head and hits the zombie square between the eyes. stop. Vincent! NANCY A zombie flanks Nancy.8. their destination. INT. VINCENT (CONT’D) We’re almost there. Vincent sees an open wound on Nancy’s knee.A BIT LATER Vincent barricades the door. Vincent turns his head to her. VINCENT Let’s get you cleaned up. Vincent and Nancy run. MED CLINIC . VINCENT There should be a bed in the patient room. Nancy trips and falls on her knee. Nancy coughs heavily. and a stream of it’s blood flows below her. He looks around and finds a medical clinic. Go lay down for a while. The zombie falls by Nancy. Vincent sees the middle school. The zombie nears. .
Vincent approaches Nancy. . INT. NANCY Why did you come back for us? VINCENT Why wouldn’t I? NANCY You left us. She winces. A beat. PATIENT ROOM . VINCENT She looks at them and sees blood. INT. Ian drinks. A beat. Vincent grabs a gauze and alcohol. He pours alcohol on the gauze and wipes Nancy’s wound. VINCENT (CONT’D) Clean up that cut first.A BIT LATER Nancy lays on a bed. PEDIATRIC ROOM . Vincent quietly strides out of the room an goes into.9.. Come on. NANCY Where’s Ian? VINCENT I left him in the other room. VINCENT (CONT’D) Don’t worry. remember? Nancy coughs in her hands. I made sure it was safe. Here. Vincent takes Ian from Nancy.MOMENTS LATER Vincent places Ian in a crib and gives him a bottle..
I didn’t.O. Vincent pulls up his radio. Vincent looks at Nancy for a bit. VINCENT Nancy.) Vincent. VINCENT I justStatic breaks the silence. Nancy! VINCENT . Ian cries.) Kid. AURELIO (V.) Come in. NANCY When you said you were going away for a while. where the hell are you? VINCENT I’m at McPherson Medical. please don’t.. what’s going on? Vincent checks Nancy’s vitals.O. are you there? It’s OK.) Kid. I didn’t think you meant for good. Nancy coughs up a great amount of blood. NANCY (harsh whisper) Vincent.10. VINCENT AURELIO (V. Vincent.. AURELIO (V. Go ahead. NANCY Vincent.O. Nancy! VINCENT Nancy’s- AURELIO (V. NANCY Vincent. I- Nancy screams in agonizing pain.O. INo.
He The zombie limps Zombie arms crash through the windows around him. Nancy stops screaming and passes out. Zombie Nancy turns to the pediatric room. BOOM. Ian’s cries are heard. Vincent steps backward at the zombie’s pace out of the room. cries.) I’m coming kid.) Kid. INT. Vincent falls to his knees. Vincent grabs a pistol from his holster. She falls.S. AURELIO (V. AURELIO (V. Vincent freezes in place. Nancy. Zombie Nancy quickly shuffles towards the room. Vincent pulls up the gun and aims at the zombie’s head. He meanders towards the door. Ian cries louder.11.O. Kisses Nancy’s forehead and stands up. I’m coming for you. VINCENT (CONT’D) (under his breath) A No. crying. Zombie Nancy continues on. Nancy? VINCENT A zombified Nancy turns to Vincent and growls. The zombie stumbles off the bed and limps towards Vincent. Nancy’s body convulses and Nancy lets out a scream. Stay put! Vincent wipes away tears. bullet blows through Zombie Nancy’s head. growling and reaching its arms towards Vincent. Vincent’s eyes widen. VINCENT I’m sorry. open up. it’s me! . A zombie horde forms outside. forward. A truck pulls up outside. AURELIO (O. Zombie Nancy growls. The zombie nears.CONTINUOUS Vincent steps back and stops against the barricade.) Kid. Gunfire. hang tight. Vincent turns.O. MED CLINIC .
INT. FADE TO BLACK. AURELIO Hurry. The Dr. Fire. TRUCK .CONTINUOUS The truck passes through a guarded gate. MED CLINIC . and the animated corpses of the infected litter the streets of Laredo. Vincent hurries in INT.CONTINUOUS Vincent sees a DOCTOR ZOMBIE crawl on the floor. AURELIO Are you gonna be alright? We’ll see.A BIT LATER Tears run down Vincent’s face. . Vincent shuffles over to Nancy’s body. Zombie reaches over the crib an grabs Ian. Zombie repeatedly until the clip empties. Let’s go. VINCENT EXT. debris. PEDIATRIC ROOM . INT.12.MOMENTS LATER Vincent holds Ian in one arm. A soft growl emanates from the pediatric room. CITY . Ian drinks from a bottle. he moves the barricade and opens the door. Aurelio leads Vincent and Ian to the truck. Vincent shoots the Dr.
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