Deathlife by Rob Barkan | Script Revolution

Deathlife

A zombie Iraq War veteran and his band of misfits cope with their decaying bodies as they hunt for unaffected survivors of a zombie apocalypse.

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A zombie apocalypse webisode pilot told from a sentient zombie viewpoint in a post-plague world where the infected--Deathlifers--struggle to survive as they slowly decompose. The main characters include an Iraq war veteran, his schoolteacher girlfriend, and a biologist feverishly searching for a cure for their condition by analyzing blood samples of Warmbloods--humans immune to the plague. A ragged band of living dead from all walks of life accompanies them. These are not murderous, mindless, brain-craving automatons, rather human beings with all their mental faculties and emotions, experiencing the terror of being dead and conscious of their impending doom.

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Favorable review, SimplyScripts
http://www.simplyscripts.com/2016/08/04/deathlife-short-script-webisode-...

Utilized as a teaching aid in a New Mexico university writing class.

Submitted: September 3, 2016
Last Updated: January 7, 2021

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The Writer: Rob Barkan

Rob has been writing horror, fantasy and science fiction since the age of seven. He has placed several short tales in small press and online magazines like Lovecraft's Weird Mysteries, Dark Planet and Strange Fire. A more extensive collection appeared on his award-winning Deathlife Gravesite. He has taken a deep plunge into screenplay writing for the past few years, totally enjoying mastering the art of visual writing. He recently scripted segments for a Hollywood director's horror anthology project, showing a great ability working under time pressure to make required changes. His short scripts have received favorable reviews at Shootin' The Shorts. Rob's screenplays have been utilized as a... Go to bio

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