Dumbheadz by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Dumbheadz

A teenage supermarket clerk, his slacker co-workers, and their incredibly cantankerous supervisor battle a horde of zombies that invade the store.

Type:

Status:

Page Count: 
97pp

Genre:

Budget:

Age Rating:

Synopsis/Details: 

If the metaphor of "consumers" as "zombies" amuses you, you might like this one. In fact, it's less about the zombies (which are more goofy than scary) but instead focuses on the reactions of the wacky and profane employees and is definitely more "Shaun of the Dead" than "Zombieland":

After the doors close for the day at Big Bill's Supermarket, Alex "Flash" Burkson and his fellow part-time goof-offs labour alongside the even lazier full-time night shift crew.

Yawn. The same old boring work: Who prices the most tin cans in 15 seconds? Who stacks a skid the highest without it collapsing? Who looks the stupidest trying to get a date with the cutie working at the snack bar? And who can enrage their unforgettably mercurial boss the fastest?

But more importantly: Who can knock off the most zombies that have suddenly invaded the grocery store looking for... food?!

Naturally, most guys in the audience will enjoy this for obvious reasons, but there are four excellent (non-sexist) female roles, too. And you'll especially enjoy the character of the boss, Berto, whose cinematic impact I'd put on a par with Billy Bob Thornton's "Willie" in "Bad Santa".

If you'd like to view the script/synopsis for this sequel-spawner or cable series, I look forward to sending them to you. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7RFZGO

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: January 20, 2021

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

This Script Is Loved By

Amanda Murray's picture
Steve Garry's picture

The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

More Scripts From Steve

The Undefeatable Penny
As Christmas approaches, a chronically unemployed young woman who dreams of a better life struggles to remain positive even as everything around her goes badly.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 103pp
2 readers love this script
Swastikas in New York
In 1939, as world war looms and home-grown fascists march in the streets, a naive, orphaned teenager moves into her cousin's rooming house, whose tenants include a mysterious man in the German American Bund.
Feature Drama, History, Mystery For sale 110pp
1 reader loves this script
None of the Above
Campaign co-chairs who are falling in and out of love try to win the election for their own anything-but-cliché candidate while fighting off opponents who include a sensational sports star and an obscure neophyte.
Feature Comedy For sale 105pp
1 reader loves this script
Runs Like a Gazelle
Athletics staff at a small mid-West college recruit a jolly ex-Eastern Bloc coach passed over by everybody else to train a fleet-of-foot deliveryman from the poor side of town for a big State track meet.
Feature Comedy, Family For sale 109pp
It’s Great to have a Pet
In a home full of fun and frolicking cats, the oldest feline must help his pals come to terms with the bittersweet cycle of life when one of the younger pets becomes seriously ill.
Feature Family For sale 85pp
Atomic Dummies
Good-hearted but disaster-prone teens take jobs setting up mannequins for atom bomb testing in Nevada in 1955, leading to a weekend they won't forget.
Feature Comedy, Fantasy For sale 104pp
Willowborough: Sleep of the Dead
After he is attacked by a teenager with a grisly condition that turns her into a psychopath when she sleeps, a detective pursues her across the country even as he succumbs to the same disorder.
Feature Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 107pp
Dimensions
A lonely time traveler falls in love with a relief worker who dies in a devastating natural disaster, then tries to find her again at an earlier time in order to save her.
Feature Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 104pp
The Key Operator
In 1961 Manhattan, when a bookkeeper is caught using the new office machine to help his girlfriend, his unscrupulous boss squeezes him to take part in extortion against the owner, leading to betrayal and murder.
Feature Crime, Film-Noir For sale 104pp
Little Sheep
A young fighter leads his fellow child soldiers on a campaign to liberate vulnerable people across their war-ravaged African country.
Feature Action, Adventure, Drama, War For sale 118pp
Panic in the Street
A detective realizes that the escalating violence that plagues his city is part of a dark competition by teenage misfits.
Feature Crime, Thriller For sale 109pp
Sam Tuttle
A wealthy shut-in, born with an unusual deformity, has his eccentric, anonymous life turned upside down after he helps a young, pregnant woman with amnesia abandoned at the roadside.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 110pp
Kith
As the last human on Earth struggles against her treacherous environment and her desperate loneliness, a frightening creature begins to prowl the ruins in which she lives.
Feature Drama, Fantasy, Horror For sale 97pp
Sea Dragons
The Navy's latest, armed-to-the-teeth Destroyer comes to the aid of a vessel that collided with an unknown creature, provoking deadly combat between prehistoric sea monsters and a modern military ill-prepared to counter such an adversary.
Feature Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi For sale 104pp
Brighton and Hove
Hiding in a compound with survivors after a pandemic wiped out humanity, a man who tends court for the despotic leader seeks redemption by switching places with a rebel hero he had to lock up.
Feature Comedy For sale 98pp
Infasion
When Homeland Security investigates a mailed anthrax attack, an agent meets a doctor struggling with bizarre emotional disturbances affecting her community, and together they uncover a contamination emergency beyond anything they are prepared for.
Feature Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 112pp
Neanderthals Didn't Go To Mars
A shy man invents time travel and hopes it will impress a co-worker he loves, but then agents from the future arrive with really good news and really bad news about the invention.
Feature Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 93pp
The Rewilders
Things go magnificently awry when a conservationist leads her team of government ecologists to re-introduce near-extinct species back into the wild.
Feature Comedy, Family, Fantasy For sale 92pp
Mavenville
A former gunslinger is hired to escort a woman and her older, dying husband across post-Civil War America after the latter pleads he be buried in his Pennsylvania birthplace to avert a terrifying ghoulish force.
Feature Adventure, Horror, Western For sale 103pp
Shredder Saves the World
When a boy receives a chilling video from the future, he recruits his friends to try to save the world’s animal kingdom from demise that somehow starts with his own cat.
Feature Adventure, Sci-Fi For sale 104pp

Pages