3 Hours till Dead

Synopsis: An AWOL soldier with PTSD goes into hiding. Along with his brother and a few friends they retreat into a rural farm area unaware that the outside world has stopped functioning. On their way back to civilization, his brother is attacked and bitten by an infected farmer. The brother quickly turns into a rabid animal and lives for exactly three hours. Realizing that they are in grave danger, they head back to the forest trying to outlive the legions of the infected.
80 min



Somebody help.

My wife needs help.

Somebody help.

I don't wanna die.

My wife--


Well, that was righteous.

How's my hair?

Uh... yeah, it's a mess.


They won't know what we just did.

I guess so.

Might've heard what we just did.

We weren't that loud.

We gotta get back.

I don't wanna go home.

It's just so nice out here.

Yeah, you wanna live in the woods now?

Bit of a Tarzan and Jane?

- Yeah.

- Well, you know what...

...would make things better?

- What?

- If Stew wasn't here.

That's mean.

Yeah, well he hates me

and I hate him, so--

He's not that bad.

Well, I'm here for Joe.

- Just Joe?

- Yeah? Who else is there?

- Oh, and you of course.

- Jerk.

It's just when Joe was in the army,

I never saw him.

Aww, you've got a man crush.

I have not got a man crush.

- Yes, you do.

- No, I do not.

Ugh, you call this relaxing?

Bro, this is relaxing for me.

You know, mom always said...

...running from your problems

is a race you can't win.

Are you ever gonna tell

the truth to Mikey or Sonya?

Do you even care about her?

Of course I do, man.

What's wrong with you?

Yeah, I'm gonna tell her.

I'm just waiting for the right time.

Look, I don't wanna freak her out...

...before I get to know her

a little bit better.

What's wrong with you?

Okay, not that I care

about the douchebag.

But are you going to tell Mikey?

Yes, I'm gonna tell him, okay?

I'll tell him tonight.

Do me a favor though,

don't tell him before I do.



Is he okay?


Are you okay?

Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

No. I don't know.

What's up?

I don't know, I just wanna

have some fun, but--

I've been really stressed out lately.

It was kinda fun.

Yeah. Yeah, kind of.

He can be an ass sometimes, can't he?

Well, don't let him get you down.


You know I used to be

in the army, right?


Okay, well there's something

I need to tell you about that, but--

Look, you don't need to

talk about it right now.

We're on vacation.

We should be relaxing,...

...not stressing out.

Hey, what was that?

Probably Mikey and Kyly.

Mikey! Hey, hey, buddy, is that you?

Guys, come on. Hey.

- Boo!

- Oh, my God.

Very funny, guys.

We all packed, then?

Yeah, yeah. Finally.

No thanks to you.

Oh, something I had to do.

Someone you mean?

Okay, let's go.

So, what were you guys up to?

We're leaving.

Stew, let's go, man. Come on.

There's gotta be some gas around here.

Well, we're in the middle of nowhere,...

...so, Joe, use that training.


- Are you done?

- Yeah.

- So?

- So what?

What's going on with you two?

You've had two weeks with him.

Nothing. His brother's really annoying.

Mommy issues for sure.

What about you and Mikey?

Have you guys--

What? I don't kiss and tell.

I'm not asking about the kiss.

Two weeks without a phone though sucks.

It's not that bad.

Just being out here--

Uh-huh, shut up.

You're exactly like I am.

I totally miss it.

We are lost, aren't we?

We're not lost, Stew.

We're just outta gas.

We're not out of gas.

We will be very soon.

Oh, great job, brother.

So what's the plan, guys?

Oh, we're lost and out of gas.


We're not lost, all right?

But we do need gas.

How long till we run out completely?

A couple Miles if we're lucky.

Are we here?

Um, around here.

Okay, so why don't we head for there?

Looks like somebody or

something might be there.

Maybe a farm?

Actually, I don't see any

other options, so, yeah.

- All right.

- Let's move out.

On the road again.

I'm really sorry you're having

a shitty trip, bro.

I mean, I'm trying here.

- Why are you apologizing?

- Mikey.

Can you stay out of our business?

Can you not stop ruining our trip?

Mikey, stop.

What? This little sh*t

is pulling down the mood.

- Mike, please.

- Fine, whatever.

You're still blaming me for

Sherry's death, aren't you?

Yes, I do. And it's "mom".

She was your mom, too.

You ran away when

she needed you the most.

You never even saw her at her worst.

See? Mama's boy.

I didn't know she was sick.

I mean, what do you want me

to say here, man?

Nothing. She's dead now.

And, yes, I did love my mom.

She's just joking.

Hey, Joe, did you tell them?

Stew, please.


Sorry to interrupt this

little family feud going on,...

...but us here in the back

have had enough of it.

We're on holiday.

You're right, you're right.

I'm sorry about that.

What's that?

I don't see anybody around here.

Whoa, is that blood?

Don't touch anything.

- Did he say blood?

- What?

- Hello?

- Shut up.

What? Somebody might need some help.

Looks like a struggle or something.

Hey, they might still

have gas in the tank.

What are you gonna do?

Suck it out with a tube?

You just put your

fingerprints all over it.

It's a crime scene.

I don't wanna get deported.

Relax. We're gonna move on.

No. We can't just leave

this like nothing happened.

What are you talking about?

Nothing did happen.

We're leaving now.

- No, he's right.

- Yes, so let's go.

No, stew is right.

- I am?

- Yeah.

Soon as we find a phone,

we're gonna call this in, okay?

You're crazy.

All right, let's go.

- Thanks, Joe.

- What's going on?

- We're getting out of here.

- Was anyone hurt?

This is why we need our phones.

Hey, there's blood on my shoes.

Oh, you idiot.

I've got some in the back.

Get rid of them.

What do you think happened, Joe?

- I don't know.

- Nothing happened back there.

We're ignoring what we saw.

Uh, it's kind of hard to ignore, Mikey.

It was really strange.

What if somebody died?

Did you even think about that?

- Did you see a body?

- No, but I saw blood.

Yeah, but did you see a body?

No, you didn't.

So nothing happened.

- Mike, calm down.

- I am calm.

I'm just stressing out a little bit.

Oh, yeah, you seem really calm.

Isn't it weird that we haven't

seen a car for a while now...

...even though we're

a couple hours away from a city?

Yeah, this is creepy.

It's gonna be fine.

We're just gonna get some gas...

...and we're gonna go home.

Yeah, that's a plan.

Hey, a farm.

- Really?

- Yeah, look.

- Well, I was right.

- Wow, he was right.

No need to sound so surprised.

They should have a phone.

Look, we'll just come here for gas...

...and then we're gonna go.

What if someone's hurt?

Yeah, no doubt somebody was hurt, but--

It's more reason to help.

We're gonna call it in.

Fine. Whatever.

I'm gonna see if they

can spare some gas.

You guys stay here.

I'll come with, ask to use the phone.

I got this, Stew. Stay here.

Another great idea.

Look, we're gonna get some gas,...

...I'm gonna call the cops,...

...and you guys try not

to kill each other.

Hi, is there anybody home?

Stew, what is your problem?

Why don't you give your brother a break?

You really don't know

him at all, do you?

What are you talking about?

And you call yourself his best friend.

Yeah, I do.

Well, then maybe you should

know that he's awol.

What's awol?

You're making that up.

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Jason Mills

Jason Mills (born 12 August 1969) is a New Zealand former cricketer. He played 27 first-class and 30 List A matches for Auckland between 1991 and 1999. more…

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