TASTES LIKE CHICKEN – Screenplay for sale

A jealous scientist brews a poison to hospitalize his ex-lover and her new fiancée, only to mess up, spill the concoction and infect a huge gathering of people, turning them into zombies!

Synopsis:
Linda is excited. Her fiancée, Tex, who she met online, is coming to town and she can’t wait to introduce him to all her friends. Unfortunately, she’s stuck with her younger, and stupider, brother, Carl, who has been sent to watch them go ensure they stay “pure”, on the demand of their strict and religious mother, Lizzy. On the way home from the airport, they stop for gas and find themselves in the middle of a convenience store heist! Tex takes down the thieves with ease, demonstrating both his love of beer and skill with firearms, as any true Texan would. He dips Linda into a passionate kiss. Little do they know, across the street watching them is Linda’s ex-boyfriend, Luke.

Seething with jealousy, Luke comes up with a plan to get Linda back once and for all. He concocts a poison that he will slip into Linda and Tex’s food at an upcoming campus BBQ. Once they are poisoned and hospitalized, Luke will rush to the hospital and save Linda, leaving Tex to die. It’s the perfect plan… until he messes it up. The day of the BBQ, Luke trips, dumping the entire vial of poison into the BBQ sauce! Before he can do anything, Lizzy, Linda’s mother and the dean of the university, marches in, grabs the sauce and leaves without noticing him. Luke, ever the coward, runs away and hides rather than choosing to deal with the issue at hand.

The BBQ is in full swing. Students are mowing down on food, save for Linda and her friends. Her mother is a terrible cook and she’s not about to subject herself, her friends or her fiancée to that. They throw out their food and have a BBQ of their own. When they return to campus later they are shocked to see the nearly entire school groaning on the ground. They quickly learn that anyone who ate Lizzy’s cooking is terribly sick. Except, they aren’t sick at all.

Before they know it, the “infected” begin to turn into zombies at an alarming rate!

Linda and her friends run away before they can get infected as well. They reconvene at Linda’s apartment, stocking up with the immense
amount of gun power and ammunition Tex managed to bring on the plane from TExas. When asked how, Tex simply smiles and tells them, “Because, I’m from… Texas.” They come up with a plan to storm the campus and retrieve Carl (who’s in the library) and Linda’s friend Sheila’s brother (who’s in a frat house) and their other roommate, Didi (who’s God knows where). They put the plan in motion!

It’s a fight to the death as they storm through the hoard of zombies with ridiculous weapons and amazing catchphrases. During this mission, they run into Luke, who joins their gang. He is feeling incredibly guilty about this ordeal, convinced that it’s all his fault (which it is). Whenever he tries to confess the truth to Linda, she brushes him off.

Finally, part one of their plan is complete and they need a new plan to save everyone else in the town. Linda and Tex come up with the perfect idea. She gets to work on a bomb while Tex and Sheila’s British and unwillingly gangster boyfriend, Afternoon T, highjack a fire truck. Luke tries to tell Linda, again, that it’s his fault, but, again, she brushes him off. Luke, desperate for someone to listen tells Carl. To his surprise Carl tells him he already knows this.

Luke is relived that someone is finally listening to him… and then he finds out Carl believes this is all a big dream. It’s back to square one. Tex brings the fire truck up to the lab and everyone piles in. They blare the horn and the zombies follow them out of town. Unable to hold in the truth any longer, Luke tells Linda that he was the one that created the zombies through the poison he made for her. Everyone is shocked! Tex stops the truck and proceeds to beat Luke up. Meanwhile, the zombies advance on the truck, leaving Sheila, Afternoon T and Linda to ward them off. Somehow, Linda manages to grab Tex’s attention, forcing him to drive. Zombies fly off the truck as they barrel out of town.

They arrive at Linda’s uncles abandoned farm and set up the bomb, only to discover that the timer isn’t working! Someone will have to stay behind. Everyone turns to Luke, this whole thing was his fault after all. But Tex, ever the gentleman, refuses to allow this. He volunteers himself, much to Linda’s dislike. They have a final, romantic farewell set to orchestral violins.

Linda drives off with everyone else and Tex sets off the bomb, with his gun no less. A huge mushroom cloud billows into the sky. The zombies are destroyed. Linda is heart broken… until they see Tex, flying through the air toward them. He lands on Luke with a terrible crunch. Linda runs to Tex and they have a romantic reunion. They saved the day!

Well, almost. Unknown to them, three zombies wander through a forest at the other end of town, bummed out that they missed the “zombie parade.”

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GRAMPA’S STORIES – Screenplay for sale

When a tough biker returns home after his sudden disappearance a year prior,
he is forced to face both his past and his Faith.

Synopsis:

A horrific car accident leaves a family shattered and a young set of twins without a mother. COBRA, step-grandfather to the twins, was driving at the time and he is consumed by grief and guilt. He blames himself for the death of his wife, AMANDA, and her daughter, STEPHANIE, mother to twins, KEN and KARA.

After the loss, and being cut off from the grandchildren, Cobra leaves town . One year later, Cobra returns to begin living life again. This is easier said than done. While the accident is in the past, the damage caused by it remains. Amanda’s younger sister, SARAH, has taken over custody of the twins. VICTORIA, her older sister, believes that Cobra caused the accident on purpose in order to claim
the life insurance money. Things are tense, to say the least.

When a babysitter cancels on Sarah mere hours before her nightshift, she has no other choice. She calls Cobra to watch the twins, thus beginning his entrance back into their lives. Kara is overjoyed by this change. Her love for her grampa is unmatched by any. Ken is less certain. He saw Cobra leave and feels he abandoned them. Despite his rough exterior, Cobra is a master storyteller. He tells them a funny story in an attempt to ease the tension. In it, he paints himself as the hero who saves the twins. Both children are enthralled. Sarah is so
impressed by how things go, that she invites Cobra to watch the twins every Wednesday night, taking them to their youth group at the local church. Cobra, eager for any excuse to spend time with the twins, accepts.

As time passes, Cobra’s relationship with his grandchildren and Sarah strengthens. Victoria remains distant. She hires a private investigator to look into Cobra’s past, hoping to find some dark secrets that she can use to banish him for good. Meanwhile, Cobra continues to watch Kara and Kenny. Soon he finds himself sucked into the church community as he organizes a film based on biblical readings with the youth group. The children are thrilled! Cobra modernizes Bible stories so that all children, whether regular church attendees or totally ignorant of the Bible, can understand and learn. He makes them fun and interesting. PASTOR STEEN is impressed. As time passes we see Cobra begin to soften and transform.

Sarah is thrilled with Cobra’s progress, save for one thing. He’s still drinking. She asks him to stop. He takes the request seriously and quits cold turkey. This sudden action comes with consequences. Cobra collapses and is rushed off to the hospital. Pastor Steen, a former alcoholic himself, convinces Cobra to join AA. Cobra begins to realize that he has feelings for Sarah. He commits himself fully to improving his health and begins to seek Faith as well.

Victoria is not pleased by this recent series of events. She learns some dangerous “truths” about Cobra’s past and confronts him. He argues against them, becoming almost violent. Then, to his horror, he realizes the twins heard everything. He leaves, promising never to come back. Sarah and the twins are left feeling betrayed once more. The twins are no longer excited for their youth
group and Sarah is distressed.

The private investigator is less sure. He discovers that Victoria failed to mention a crucial part of the story. He rushes to tell Sarah and the twins the truth. Cobra is innocent! In fact he saved someone’s life. In a gripping climax, Sarah, the twins, and Steen rush to find Cobra before he leaves for good. They find him, drunk, at his work in the Reptile House. They convince him to come home. But
Sarah trips, knocking over a cage and freeing a venomous snake. Cobra grabs it blindly to save the twins. He gets bitten.

Cobra falls into a coma. The doctors are convinced he won’t pull through, but by some miracle he does. Sarah and Cobra confess their love to one another and Victoria makes amends. A few months later, Sarah and Cobra get married.

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MARCELLUS – Screenplay for sale

In 65 AD, after the burning of Rome, a Roman Tribune named Marcellus, a man  tasked with capturing and crucifying Christians, infiltrates a caravan of traveling Christians who teach him what the faith really means.

Synopsis:

Under the blazing sun of a hot day in Galilee, an elderly man screams in agony as a group of Roman soldiers nail him to a cross. They hoist him up as his neighbors stare in horror and confusion at this agonizing sight. This man was well loved and well respected by all, so the people are perplexed and ask, “How could he have been a Christian?”

One of the men present, a Tribune named Marcellus, has been stationed in Galilee for years. He is a loyal and dedicated Roman. He honors the emperor and the gods, and finds his faith quite satisfying. However he finds his assignment in Galilee exhausting.

A kind of deliverance comes to him when the city of Rome burns in 65 AD. Marcellus and his right hand man, Felix, find themselves transferred to the city of Corinth, an important hub of early Christian activity. The men are ecstatic and give thanks to the gods for their new assignment.

Although Corinth wasn’t a very prestigious assignment, the men revel in the change. One great benefit of their new assignment is that Corinth has a reputation for sexual decadence. Pornographic images are displayed in public. Orgies are common. And there are numerous brothels where any kind of pleasure, including sex with slave children, is legal and socially accepted.

Soon after his arrival Marcellus encounters an old friend he has not seen in years; an older Roman named Septimus. Septimus has been a close family friend since before Marcellus was born. Marcellus sees him as a father figure.

Septimus invites Marcellus to join him for a meal with his host; a Jewish man named Levi who is leading a caravan to Egypt. With surprised delight Marcellus finds himself enjoying the company of Levi and his caravan. He visits several times over the next few days and finds himself quite touched by the love he sees among the members of the caravan and the warm welcome extended to him.

During one visit Levi throws himself upon a poisonous serpent, saving Marcellus’ life. Levi struggles for several days but survives, and Marcellus vows loyalty to Levi.

Later, Marcellus and his men raid a supposed Christian place of worship but they find it abandoned. It is clear that the Christians were tipped off. Marcellus quickly realizes he let information slip to his friend Septimus and he goes to hunt him down. But Septimus, Levi, and the entire caravan have disappeared.

Later Marcellus receives a message from Septimus inviting him to meet him alone near the city. Marcellus goes and confronts his old friend. Septimus admits that he is a Christian, he warned the other Christians, and he leads Marcellus to a secret meeting and introduces Marcellus to other Christians, including the disciple John. They invite him to spend some time with the caravan so he can learn who and what Christians really are. Marcellus asks for time to think about it. During these days he meets with the Roman governor. They make a plan for Marcellus to join them, learn all he can about this cult and their hierarchy, and use this information to improve their efforts to destroy all Christianity.

But as Marcellus enters into this strange Christian world he sees things he did not anticipate. Christians are not the monsters they’ve been made out to be. Instead he finds a small community of people who are loving, caring people. He sees people trying to survive, spread their faith, and live by strong moral standards in the midst of Roman decadence. As the Roman world tells them to accommodate and compromise with the morals of the day, the Christians fight hard to resist the temptations of life and bring conversion to Rome.

Through flashbacks we see the stories that the disciple John saw with his own eyes. He explains better what Communion (Eucharist) means. How he witnessed the death of Jesus, and his resurrection. He explains very clearly, “How could it have been a ghost or hallucination, or vision, since we all saw it together?”

Through the powerful witness of Septimus, John the disciple, a young deserter named Quintas, and the faith of an elderly woman known as “Gramma,” Marcellus finds himself questioning his faith; a faith that has served him well all his life. He learns of a God of love; an idea totally alien to him. He sees that the notion of Jesus bringing salvation through crucifixion may not be so ridiculous as he’d come to believe. He finds the notion of love more powerful and alluring than he originally imagined. Although some of the teachings are hard to understand they begin to make sense and change his stubborn heart.

Marcellus converts to Christianity, vowing to leave his old life behind, and become a man of God.

Unfortunately his hopes for a long, faith filled, life in Christ are dashed. The Roman governor has found them and sends troops to find them.

Marcellus rides to them. Being a tribune himself they do not question him as he leads them the wrong direction. However when they figure out his deception Marcellus flees, fights his pursuers, but refuses to kill them.

He is captured and tried. He makes a great confession of faith at his trial, then is sentenced to death.

As he hangs on the cross, Quintas, disguised in his full military garb, leads Septimus and John to the foot of his cross. John blesses him for his sacrifice. Septimus tells him they are all safe because of him. As they leave Septimus says, “I love you son.” Marcellus responds with, “I love you Papa.” 

In the end Marcellus and other Christians say the Lord’s prayer as the picture fades to black screen.

A prologue is spelled out on the black screen, highlighting some important aspects of the early church, such as their fight for survival under persecution, their fight to remain true to their faith and morals, and their efforts to fight against child molestation, even if the child was a slave.

Following this a website address appears where people can go to learn more about early Christianity, the real meaning of our faith, and attempts to answer difficult questions (such as Hell and the Trinity).  

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