EXT. - UNCLE IZZY'S BACKYARD - LATE AFTERNOON


        WILMA, Becky's cousin, is sitting on a porch swing with

        Becky. Miles walks up. Wilma's UNCLE IZZY mows the lawn

        beside them. He wears a trenchcoat which is a little

        overstuffed, and he walks stiff and rigid, with an

        emotionless, mechanical rhythm. He's either an emotionless

        zombie who has been taken over by an alien life force, or he

        mows real strange.


                                                                WILMA

                                    Let's have it Miles. You talked

                                    with him. What do you think?


                                                                MILES

                                    That's your uncle Izzy alright.


                                                                WILMA

                                    Is he?


                                                                MILES

                                    Alright?


                                                                WILMA

                                    No he isn't.


                                                                BECKY

                                    Isn't what?


                                                                WILMA

                                    My uncle!


                                                                MILES

                                    Well if Izzy isn't your uncle,

                                    whose is he?


                                                                BECKY

                                    Her uncle!


                                                                MILES

                                    But Izzy isn't Izzy, is he?


                                                                BECKY

                                    Izzy is Izzy!


                                                                MILES

                                    Oh he is, is he?!


                                                                WILMA

                                    No!! No!!! Stop it!! That, that...

                                    man is not my uncle.


                                                                MILES

                                    Well he looks like your uncle,

                                    Wilma.


                                                                BECKY

                                                (whispers to Miles)

                                    Miles, she doesn't have an uncle

                                    Wilma.


                                                                WILMA

                                    That's just it. There is no real

                                    difference you can actually see. He

                                    looks, sounds, and tastes just like

                                    Uncle Izzy.


                                                                MILES

                                    What about the past? There must be

                                    things you've done with Uncle Izzy

                                    that only the two of you would know

                                    of.


                                                                WILMA

                                    Well, yes. But he doesn't even want

                                    to do that anymore. Oh sure he goes

                                    through the motions. But there's no

                                    real feeling. It's all pretend.


        Wilma looks strangely frustrated. Miles and Becky exchange

        embarrassed glances.


                                                                MILES

                                    You know Wilma, you don't have to

                                    be losing your mind to seek

                                    psychiatric help.

        AUNTY KATE calls out from inside the house.


                                                        AUNTY KATE (O.S.)

                                    Wilma, where are you?


                                                                WILMA

                                    I'm on the porch, swinging with

                                    Miles and Becky. (whispering

                                    conspiratorially to Miles & Becky)

                                    She doesn't know. Say nothing to

                                    her.


        Aunty Kate comes out to the porch.


                                                        AUNTY KATE

                                    Miles, Becky, would you like to

                                    stay for dinner?


        Miles and Becky take Wilma very, very literally and say

        nothing to Kate.


                                                        AUNTY KATE (CONT.)

                                    I'm making a lovely spooncake.


        Blank faces from Miles and Becky. No response.


                                                        AUNTY KATE (CONT.)

                                    Well, okay then. I better go beat

                                    the spooncake.


        Kate leaves. Becky and Miles get up. Miles pats Wilma on the

        shoulder.


                                                            MILES

                                    I'm making an appointment for you

                                    with Doctor Kaufmann.


        Miles and Becky leave. They stop briefly to talk with Uncle

        Izzy. Seen for the first time up close, it is apparent that

        Izzy's overstuffed jacket covers a FESTIVE SILK SHIRT. Izzy

        talks in an unemotional monotone and a STRANGE HOOK PROTRUDES

        from the back of his neck, but Miles and Becky, facing him,

        can not see the hook.


                                                            BECKY

                                    Are you Uncle Izzy?


                                                            IZZY

                                    Yes.


                                                            BECKY

                                    Good.


        Izzy turns to open the door of a VAN MARKED-- "IZZY'S GARDEN

        SUPPLIES". Miles and Becky walk to their car. Behind them,

        Izzy opens the van and AN UNEARTHLY LIGHT pours out from

        inside. Miles and Becky are too busy swooning over each other

        to notice.


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“INVASION OF THE MAMBO ZOMBIES”

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In “Mambo Zombies”, the earth is being taken over by soul snatching zombies grown in human sized pinatas, and an armorclad madman, named Master Bader, controls this invading force of festive alien zombies.  The following scene satirizes a classic scene in “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” where Wilma fears that her uncle is not really her uncle anymore...

 

   

    INT. - BADER'S SPACESHIP, THE BRIDGE - SAME TIME


        Master Bader sits on the bridge in full black body armor, a

        dead ringer for Darth Vader, except that he’s sitting at his

        private Copacabana style nightclub table, smoking a cig, with

        a bunch of Pina Coladas in front of him. His henchman Bunty

        steps up.


                                                                BUNTY

                                        Cedarville has completed

                                        preparation for docking.


                                                        MASTER BADER

                                        Good. Commence descent.


                                                                BUNTY

                                        No.


        Bader pauses, confused and taken aback. He stands to tower

        over Bunty, menacingly.


                                                        MASTER BADER

                                        What do you mean no?


                                                                BUNTY

                                        You said commence dissent.


                                                        MASTER BADER

                                        That's right, I did.


        Orders confirmed, Bunty spins to address the crew.


                                                                BUNTY

                                        Allright, nobody listen to him!


        INT. - BADER'S SPACESHIP, HALLWAY/CATWALK ROOM - SAME TIME


        Miles runs down the hall and bursts into the CATWALK ROOM. 

        He sprints to the rail, looks down the shaft and spots Becky

        hanging over the CIRCULAR opening in the Ballroom floor,

        chained to the giant cable. The Earth hangs in space beneath her.


                                                                MILES

                                        Becky!! Becky!!


        Becky looks up at him.


                                                                BECKY

                                        Oh Miles, thank God you're here.


        Miles looks out at the cable which stretches up into the

        giant shaft. It is way too far away to reach.


                                                                MILES

                                        Yeah... well, uh... geez...


        Miles looks around the catwalk. There isn't anything but

        theatrical lights. It's hopeless.


                                                                BECKY (O.S.)

                                            (cheerfully reassuring)

                                        Don't worry darling, you'll think

                                        of something.


        INT. - BADER'S SPACESHIP, THE BRIDGE - SAME TIME


        The entire crew is in dissent, disagreeing with each other

        and arguing with lines like-- "He said descent", "He did

        not", "It's dissent, with an i", "Is not", "Is to", etc..

        Bader sits at his table, head in his hand, exasperated with

        his crew. He suddenly stands up and yells out.


                                                          MASTER BADER

                                        It's descent. Descent with an "e".

                                        Now land this thing or I will blow

                                        you all up.


                                                                CREWMAN (O.S.)

                                        No he won't.


        Bader looks at the crewman and the crewman explodes. Bunty

        instantly issues an order.


                                                                BUNTY

                                        Begin landing sequence.


        The crew darts to their positions. A PANIC STRICKEN NAVIGATOR

        instantly reseats himself at his controls. He nervously puts

        his seatbelt on.


                                                                NAVIGATOR

                                        Yes sir, right away sir. All, uh,

                                        all engines on, one quarter impulse

                   power.


        INT. - BADER'S SPACESHIP, ENGINEERING ROOM - SECONDS LATER

        A bare-chested, muscular man sits playing a large Conga Drum.

        He plays a gentle Samba rhythm. An offscreen voice yells out.


                                                        OFFSCREEN VOICE

                                        Rhumba Speed!!!!


        The drummer starts to play a fast Rhumba.


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The next scene pokes fun at the subtle command powers of Darth Vader , as the Mambo Zombies have overrun the small town and Miles and Becky are being held prisoner on Master Bader’s Copacabana style space cruiser.