A Short Horror Comedy
Festivals We Won
Reggie, Kimberly and their daughter, Erin, are new homeowners with a spacious backyard and forest around their perimeter. While cleaning up the yard the day after a severe thunderstorm, Erin spies something further into the forest sending her father into to investigate.
What he finds is a hooded, tattered and decayed human frozen solid in a running position, half suspended off the ground—with sharp talon-like nails. Running back to his home, Reggie contacts friends from his military days, Henry and Ned, to see for themselves and figure out what that creature—and the two others discovered breaching from the ground—could possibly be.
Utilizing his FBI connections, Ned commits the family to a full investigation—sealing the house and backyard with tents and protective gear.
Specialists provide the friends and family an inconclusive assessment of the visitors in their forest. The zombies, with multiple others found around the forest, are real but are moving slowly, at an inch every six days. Also, there are markings on the trees that are circling to toward the ground in the same amount of time. But no one knows what will happen when the markings hit the ground, but it’s estimated around 1 1/2-2 years from now.
Reggie, Kimberly, Henry and Ned already suspect these zombies are building toward an attack. Though Reggie and Kimberly are split on whether to avoid the trouble and sell the house or stay and fight, Ned provides a solution if they choose to protect their home.
A few months later, Ned finishes installing retractable, high powered machine guns pointed toward the forest in case the zombies move into their backyard; triggered by sensors he placed throughout—with warnings provided by lights and phone apps. Additionally, Ned shows Reggie a new development. The first zombie has moved a lot more and clearly is aware of them.
Reggie immediately tells Kimberly it’s time to move. She already started looking for new homes.
1 1/2 – 2 years later…
A new family has moved into the house. They are having a house party, and everyone is out in the backyard having a good time when the first warning light is triggered. Elsewhere, at their new home, Reggie’s app alerts him that the zombies are on the move. Henry and Ned arrive at his home to pick him up—racing to get to the old house as fast as they could.
The new family ask their guests to come back away from the guns that lifted from the lawn and in ready position. The final warning light is triggered. There is an echoing, monstrous growl and the guns light up, firing into the forest.