Willowborough: Sleep of the Dead by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

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.

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What's the old saying, "Let sleeping dogs lie"?

An intended cure for a young, comatose patient goes horribly wrong, and the initial victims are not just the innocent teenager, but a cop who is first to arrive on the scene.

Because as he responds to a call about the slaughter of over a dozen people, the detective suffers a frenzied attack by the seemingly-fragile Patient Zero, before she disappears.

Now the cop has a dilemma: As a lawman, should he pursue the teen or, as he begins to show symptoms of the same uncontrollable disorder, join her and try to find a cure – since the entire national security establishment is hunting them both!

More dramatic and with more character development that you'd expect for the out-of-control killer genre, this story is at times nightmarish yet is more suspense than slasher. Plus, it segues into a storyline in the vein of Les Miz or The Fugitive: With a man on the run, unjustly-accused, protecting two young adults as he is pursued by an obsessed detective, but with a world-wide pandemic storyline thrown in.

And to understand the big difference between Willowborough and other stories of this kind, consider that this affliction makes its victims what at most could be described as 'part-time zombies'. When they're normal, they are your daughter, brother, neighborhood storeowner, co-worker, etc. So it's not like you'd just want to shoot them in the head when they're in the "bad way". But generally speaking, when they are, and if one of them were on your left and a regular zombie were on your left, you may as well just say your prayers!

To view the script/synopsis for Willowborough, I look forward to sending it 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/B00Y7997TA

Submitted: March 17, 2017
Last Updated: January 16, 2021

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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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