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Story: Beat Sheet and Prose


Act 1

  • EXTERIOR OF RESTAURANT

  • Establishing shot of exterior of fancy looking restaurant, line wrapping outside

  • INTERIOR OF RESTAURANT

  • Pan through, hostess seen talking to party, waiters darting from table to table.

  • Front doors loudly swing open as an older, gentlemanly zombie strides in.

  • Restaurant falls silent

  • ZOMBIE’S TABLE

  • Zombie sits at table, waiter hands him a menu, he scours the entrees

  • Zombie orders an entree

Act 2

  • ZOMBIE’S TABLE

  • Waiter brings out entree, zombie is not pleased

  • Zombie orders another item, waiter brings it out, zombie not pleased (x2)

  • KITCHEN

  • A husky chef seen frantically preparing food–getting progressively angrier

  • Waiters bring out his new creations out to the zombie.


  • ZOMBIE’S TABLE

  • Waiter puts several dishes on zombies table–zombie pushes them all away, not pleased

  • KITCHEN

  • Chef is more angry and making food faster and faster–food flying everywhere

  • In his haste he cuts off his finger, and it flies onto a plate being served out by a waiter.

  • ZOMBIE’S TABLE

  • Chef’s finger served in front of zombie, everyone is looking over

  • Zombie hesitantly puts finger in mouth

Act 3

  • ZOMBIE’S TABLE

  • Smile creeps on zombie’s table.

  • INTERIOR RESTAURANT

  • Chef seen poking head out to witness zombie liking the finger

  • KITCHEN

  • Chef realizing the value and supposed taste of his own flesh, picks up a butcher knife about to cut off more of himself



Prose:

For years, a restaurant, Ashtooth, has become increasingly successful. Featured in numerous write-ups and visited by customers from all over, Ashtooth has become a staple in the monster world. The head chef, Earl, has also received celebrity status, known for his delicious culinary creations. One day, during a busy dinner service, the known picky eater zombie, Ive, graces the premises. Ive orders several items off of the menu, all of which he finds disgusting. This causes Earl to react frantically and aggressively. He begins trying to make food as fast as possible to serve to the zombie, in the hopes of one dish being eaten by Ive. To no avail. More frustrated and more frantic, Earl’s begins to chop faster and more recklessly. Suddenly, he cuts off the tip of his finger which flies across the kitchen, and lands on a serving dish of a waiter headed to Ive’s table. Surprisingly, Ive finds the finger to be the most delectable meal that had been served to him that night. Earl, disheartened and shocked by the realization of the valuable taste of his own flesh, picks up a butcher knife. He moves the knife to begin to cut off more of himself before the camera cuts.


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