Dead Within

Synopsis: Six months after the outbreak, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin. Starved for resources, they must confront the horrors that threaten them from outside and from within.
Director(s): Ben Wagner
Production: Millennium Entertainment
91 min

Hey, you.


Hi, Teddy.

Hi, guys.


How was traffic?

Well, it wasn't so bad

once we got out of the city.

Come hold your baby

so Kim can have some wine.


Want to go to Daddy?

There you go, Lily.

I mean,

why spend half your time

traveling when you can

spend 30 minutes in the car?

Yeah. We're in the middle of a mountain.


You can hear the creek

and the crickets every night.

Oh, that's so wonderful.

You do what you got

to do for your family.

Over here. Look.

Hold on.



Come on, help us.


Let us in.

We know you're in there.

I can see you moving.

They're out here.

They're coming.

We're okay.

We're not infected, I swear.

Our eyes are good.

Open the door.

This is the only secure

house we've seen in days.

They're all over the place.

Please, just for tonight.

We should let them in.


They're going to kill us.

Open up or we're dead.

We're worse than dead,

and you know it.

You know what will happen to us.

Just let her in, please.

We're not bad people.


Open up!

Open this fucking door!

I'm getting in there,

you hear me?

Open this fucking door now!

Come on!

Let us in!

They're going to kill us!

Get away from me!

Shh, okay, honey, okay.

What are you doing?

You're asleep.


Just sleep. I got it.


I got it.

Can you watch the door?

Should we say grace?

I was kidding.

Did you season these?




I'm hungry.

Don't eat my peach.

I didn't eat it.

Kim. Kim. Kimmy.

I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have done that.



Anyone out there?

Anybody out there?

Just nod if you can hear me.


Anyone out there?

If you can hear me,

we're safe.

We need batteries.

There are trollers around.

We're up Canyon Road. Follow the two oak

trees. Don't tell them where we are.

If you keep traveling...

Don't tell them where we are.

We got to give them

a chance.

Idiot. You don't want

anyone to find us.

We need batteries, food.

Are you crazy?

Speak up if you're out there,

you hear me, assholes?


What's gotten into you?


We need help, Mike.

Hey, don't tell them

where we are.

It's you and me, babe.

Don't forget dish soap

if you find it.



What if I came with you?

I don't think

that's a good idea.

It's dangerous out there.

Then don't go.

Then we'll starve.

See you tonight.

Be safe.

You, too.


Can anyone hear me?

Did Erica sound infected?

Do they ever sound infected?

Maybe I'm infected.

Stop it.

Maybe I am.

Don't say that.

I'm the one who's

going out there every day.

You could be.

Then we're

all fucked, hmm?

I need to show you something.


What is it?

It's not in the water.

What is this? I found these news

reports in a house on a printer.

They're not dated

that long ago, okay?

It's new information.

It's all we got.

"No hope.

Communication's down.

Virus spreads.

Paranoia in unwitting hosts.

Avoid anyone with black eyes

or black blood.

It might be you.

I know.

Take solace in death."

I mean...

It's not in the water, though, look.

What the f*ck?

It's not water?

What are you talking about?

Look at what this says,

"No hope from CDC.

There's no hope. Too late.

I know, but... Listen. Wait.

Communications down."

This is what it keeps saying. Shh.

It keeps saying we should

keep holding on. For what?

What the f*ck's the point?

Keep it down. Just keep it down.


I haven't been out there

in six months.

I have no idea what it's like.

We've been through this.

Every time I walk out the door I

don't know if I'm coming back.

I could go with you.

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Matthew Bradford

Matthew David Bradford (born October 23, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He serves the 70th district in Montgomery County. more…

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