Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Night Of The Living Dread
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In Chapter 27 of ZOMBIE & JULIET, out on her balcony, Jool sees the zombie invasion closing in on her building, so she escapes out the window and starts climbing up to the roof ...
EXT. GREENWICH VILLAGE - STREET FAIR - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
Rommy and Jool stand on the corner.
Now holding each other.
Okay. Now I’ve GOT to go.
Yeah. I should go, too.
They stare into each other’s eyes.
Vibrating with unrequited lust.
He tucks her hair behind her ear.
Then why aren’t we moving?
Did the earth not move for you, too?
She smiles. They pull apart.
Until we meet again.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Oooh. Look who’s the poet.
It’s not -- original.
It’s the thought that counts.
(blows him a kiss)
She turns around. Hustles off.
PUSH IN ON Rommy. Watching her go.
Aching with longing.
INT. CARLING’S MANSION - JOOL’S BEDROOM - NIGHT
Jool stands at the balcony railing.
Looks at the drainpipe leading up
to the roof that Rommy climbed up.
Okay. Deep breath. You can do it.
She GRABS it.
Then hears MACHINE GUN FIRE down below.
Turns, looks down, and sees,
much to her horror --
EXT. FIFTH AVENUE - CARLING’S MANSION - NIGHT
A HORDE OF RABID ZOMBIES surrounding
the barricades around the mansion.
Carling’s PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS
stand behind shields and FIRE at them.
But they’re WAY outnumbered.
Watches. Freaks out.
SMASH through one of the barricades
and STAMPEDE toward the guards,
SCREAMING AND CHATTERING.
The guards keep SHOOTING.
A few get HIT, their heads EXPLODING.
But they’re too many of them,
and they reach the guards
and start EATING them.
CHOMPS on a guard’s neck.
Red goo goes FLYING.
LUNGES at another guard.
Buries his face in his stomach.
RIPS INTO his flesh.
YANKS out his guts with his teeth,
just as his head gets HIT and EXPLODES.
They keep advancing.
Start POURING into the house.
Sees this. Her eyes BUG OUT.
Holy fucking SHIT.
She RACES back into her room.
Goes to the door. Realizes.
Panic room’s up two flights.
Too risky. SHIT. FUCK.
Races back outside to --
She goes back to the railing.
If it held him, it’ll hold me --
Stops a moment. Feels dizzy.
Gathers her strength.
Climbs up on the railing.
GRABS onto the pipe.
And starts CLIMBING UP.
She turns. Looks down. Gulps.
Don’t look down, don’t look down --
And starts making her way
up the side of the building --