Hi guys! This is the first “episode” of my new web-series, in which I think of movie ideas as I’m typing them as fast as I can. Let’s do it! Here goes…
Okay, so there’s an apocalypse of some kind. There are zombies and they’re killin’ everyone and turning them into more zombies. This small group of people are wandering the remains of a city trying to survive when they stumble upon an enclosed area. Inside, they find a group of people who have survived…somehow (farming, I guess, they have goats). This whole “society” was conceived by and is run by this older, weathered, hauntingly beautiful woman who is extremely serious. Everyone unconditionally listens to her because she is protecting them and allowing them to live in her safe haven. Our initial group asks to stay and this head-woman looks them all down, asks them a few questions and allows them to stay. While they’re adjusting to living there, they witness the eerie, cult-like behavior of the “townspeople”. They treat the head-woman as their savior since she protects them from the horrors outside. She is the only one in their community who has access to a radio. She relays information of the outside world to everyone else. Some people are sent out when they question or disobey her. When new groups try to get in they are judged in the same fashion as our initial group. Some are asked to leave and others are allowed to stay. After a while, no new people try to get in. It’s pretty full. This whole time there are still goats, so no worries for the goat fans.
Anywho, this goes on for years until one person (possibly the last remaining member from our initial group…dramaaaa) is fed up and escapes the enclosed area. Outside, she finds life is back to normal. The whole zombie thing was taken care of a few months after it began (I’ll figure the logistics out later… something with the government, maybe, sure) and everything has been rebuilt and it’s back to business as usual.
CONCLUSION: That head-woman was keeping people there, leading them to believe things were horrible so she could… do weird culty stuff? Also, the sporadic “zombie attacks” on their enclosed society were other people trying to get in, perhaps people who were cast out, returning to tell the others that they are being tricked and that it’s okay to leave.
Oh man, did you guys see that ending coming? Did you see anys pelling or grammar errors? I DIDN’T! This movie will win at ALL the festivals (Cannes excluded). People love anything with the words “post-apocalyptic” in it’s synopsis. You don’t even have to show any zombies in this movie. Low-budget! I’m thinking Charlize Theron for that head-woman. It’ll take place in Brooklyn but they’ll shoot in Toronto for cheap.
TITLE: “Safe Haven” (Ooh, maybe our main protagonist’s name is Haven. Eh? Eh? I don’t know)
Edit: I usually avoid any movie with “post-apocalyptic” in the synopsis and I am not a huge fan of zombies.