The Last Cigarette by Peter Gartner | Script Revolution

The Last Cigarette

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What happens if a tobacco company invents a cigarette so addictive that even the dead cannot quit ? The horrors of smoking.
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A minor cigarette company (fictitious) in an attempt to compete for more market share, gets their resident scientist, Bill Dicks
to invent a super-addictive cigarette, joking, "It should be so addictive, even the dead should come back for more". But it really
starts to happen.

Smokers, who have died from smoking-related illnesses caused by the Special cigarettes, rise from the dead and demand to smoke. But, since their bodies have decomposed, they have no lungs left, so they have to psychically remove the lungs from living smokers, then absorb them into their own bodies, to be able to smoke the Specials.

Eventually the undead smokers run out of smokers' lungs to appropriate, so have to resort to kidnapping living non-smokers to suck out their lungs. And so it starts.

This is a horror satire black comedy and as such has a logic of its own.

Submitted: November 23, 2019
Last Updated: November 23, 2019

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The Writer: Peter Gartner

I wrote a few screenplays a while back, but now I have a place to submit them. At the moment I am painting in watermixable oils and have a gallery at FineArtAmerica. I am concentrating on art now, but if there is some interest in my screenplays, I could submit more. I start with "The Lightship". I have now posted some more. I want to create original scenarios with surprises for the audience. I do not want my scripts to be predictable. The unusual is always best. A script should be a journey. You don't know the destination, but you will enjoy the journey getting there. I like to explore the psychology of my characters, to give the story more depth. Also, there is now a link to my paintings... Go to bio

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