1 INT. SUPERMARKET - NIGHT 0 1
CLOSE ON A JUMBO PACK OF MONSTER MUNCH - A female hand
reaches into frame and plucks the crisps from the shelf.
MEGA PACK OF HULA HOOPS- Swipe... SIX PACK OF KIT KATS -
Again the hand swipes the chocolate.
THE MYSTERY SHOPPER’S TROLLEY - Overloaded with comfort
foods. Then we spot something peaking out of the mountains of
An old, battered SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE.
PAN up to LISA LANCASTER (18) pushing the shopping trolley
along. A normal shopper. A normal shopper with a semi
automatic rifle. A normal shopper in a DIRTY ARMY SURPLUS
JACKET. A normal shopper with a blood-encrusted BLUE ARMBAND
on her right bicep. The band reads “Human Volunteer Force”. A
normal shopper in what seems to be a completely deserted
(On Walkie Talkie)
Thought you said you were on a
diet, mate? (Beat) Well I’ve picked
you up some shortbread.
(CRACKLING NOISE FROM WALKIE
No, they don’t have those. They’ve
got caramels. If you stick them
both together in yer gob it’s the
Lisa gets to a long aisle. She looks down it. Why not, it’s
safe in here. She revs up. Then bolts it, pushing the trolley
full pelt. She jumps on the back (like she used to do as a
kid). The trolley freewheels it down the aisle at speed. Lisa
on the back. Face radiant. Alive. Free from...
From behind her. Lisa cranes her neck to see what could have
made that sound. The trolley wheels HIT something lying on
the floor. The trolley goes FLYING, as does Lisa. She hits
the ground HARD. Her left foot twists in on itself. Lisa lies
on the floor for a moment, covered in bars of chocolate and
A MUNCHING SOUND.
Lisa opens her eyes. Turns to see what her trolley hit. It
hit a DEAD BODY.
IN THE FLESH by Dominic Mitchell EP 1 FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT 27.11.12 2.
The dead body is a fellow Human Volunteer Force fighter.
Cradling the dead FIGHTER is A YOUNG FEMALE (18). We will get
to know this zombie as AMY DYER (18)
Lisa focuses and sees that The Young Female is cradling the
fighter’s head so as to more easily EAT HIS BRAINS. The Young
Female looks up and stares at Lisa with pin prick eyes. The
dead eye gaze of a ZOMBIE. Lisa stumbles to her feet. The
Young Female Zombie does likewise.
Lisa looks around, searching for her rifle. Spots it inches
off to her right. The Young Female Zombie jerks forward. Lisa
dives for the rifle. Grabs it as she hits the floor and
points it in the zombie’s direction...
BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG.
The Young Female Zombie’s been hit. But only in the shoulder.
Lisa takes careful aim and pulls the trigger. CLICK. No
bullets. The Young Female Zombie launches forward. Lisa
scrambles up, hobbles fast, her twisted left foot dragging
behind her. She turns into the frozen food aisle.
A blood curdling ROAR. Lisa looks behind her. The Young Woman
Zombie is keeping pace, shuffling, but shuffling with speed.
SMACK. Lisa’s hit something. Someone. She looks up at the
person she’s bumped into... A YOUNG MALE ZOMBIE. Teeth bared.
Hunger in his pin prick eyes.
DOCTOR SHEPHERD (V.O.)
Lisa screams. The Young Male Zombie (KIEREN) grabs Lisa’s
DOCTOR SHEPHERD (V.O.)
SMASH CUT TO:
2 INT. PDS TREATMENT CENTRE - DAY 1 2
KIEREN WALKER (18), the Young Male Zombie from the previous
scene, now dressed in a standard hospital uniform, JUMPS back
out of his chair. He’s scared and disoriented. He’s just had
a vivid medication flashback. DOCTOR Shepherd (54) his
doctor, who’s holding a medication injector gun in his hand
(obviously just administered a shot), gets up and goes to
Kieren, holds onto him.