Dumbheadz by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Dumbheadz

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A teenage supermarket clerk, his slacker co-workers, and their incredibly cantankerous supervisor battle a horde of zombies that invade the store.
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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 PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7RFZGO

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: March 7, 2020

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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
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