The Zombie Effect

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Theresa Jacobs

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With zombies in fashion, a trio of boys decide to enact their own zombie game. After they terrorize a few kids, one of the boys enjoys the game too much and the game turns serious - deadly serious.



Short Summary

Three pre-teen boys are watching zombie tv shows and grow bored.They discuss the fact that zombies will never come to fruition and think a little game of scaring the townsfolk might be fun.They don Halloween masks and begin scaring little girls in a park.This awakens a darkness within one boy.

One boy is good,one is deemed a killer,the last locked up as insane.Ten years after the "zombie game," the good guy is off to college.Leaving town he passes the penitentiary where his ex-friend's have lost their youth.There, the most vile of them all is bidding his time until his day of his escape.


Small town USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Caleb

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable,Underdog,Strong Moral Code,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Mason

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Criminal,Leader,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Power Hungry,Blunt,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Ethan

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Insecure,Naive

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

This story speaks to the age of the zombie craze. It brings the message to the forefront that perhaps all the violence shown to children, through television and video games, can have life altering consequences. Three boys on the precipice of young adulthood, awaken a darkness within themselves by lashing out at society through a simple game. Each with a different home life that instills their values and what they bring to the table. From the boy who is well loved and backs out of the game, to the one who is pushed aside for a new man around every corner, and ends up lashing out the most. Through this movie you can bring to life the psychology of upbringing, social standing, bullying, and the age of technology. All while entertaining the masses with intense thrills and action. With The Zombie Effect you can't go wrong.

About The Author

Theresa Jacobs believes in magic, fairies, dragons, and ghosts. Yet she trusts science and thinks that aliens know way too much. Though she still works 9-5 for the man, she has published a horror novel, two Sci-Fi novels, three horror novellas, many anthologies, children's books, and poetry. She is also an ex-contributor to an online horror magazine. When she is not at work she spends her time, reading, writing, exercising her dog, and binge-watching TV shows, with her longtime partner and fiancé. She is also a big movie buff and a sci-fi nerd at heart.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available