Dead Rising

By Antonio A.

 

Characters:

 

WAR BEAST the demonic guitar

Age: 18,000 years

 

THE KREATOR the ancient serpent

Age: Unknown

 

SETTING: The bowels of Hell in a candle lit cave

 

Time: Eternity

 

At Rise: WARBEAST is in his room pacing; nervous, thinking.

 


(2 hours until Showtime)

WARBEAST

Man, I have to go and ask the KREATOR about going to Earth to play with my instruments from my original band, who hasn’t been together in 18,000 years. They are playing a Woodstock sized concert at a cemetery and I have huge plans.

(1 hour until Showtime)

WARBEAST then goes to the KREATORS Chamber of Torment

WARBEAST

Hello, Master (says peacefully)

THE KREATOR

Hello

WARBEAST

You know I’ve got a request to make

THE KREATOR

I’m listening  (non-chalantly)

WARBEAST

I wanted to ask you if I can go to Earth

THE KREATOR

For what reason?

WARBEAST

Well, the original instruments that were in my band are having a big Woodstock sized reunion concert and I wanted to go

THE KREATOR

You know how dangerous it will be if I send you to Earth? (Says sternly)

WARBEAST

I know but, it will be a good way to show everyone what I have learned being here

THE KREATOR

I don’t want to risk losing my best instrument (says logically)

WARBEAST

You won’t, I’ll be fine Master. You just have to trust me on this

THE KREATOR

So, how was band practice today?

WARBEAST

It went well, I’ve been writing some new material

THE KREATOR

And how are things coming out?

WARBEAST

They are going well, but I think this is irrelevant to the subject at hand Master

THE KREATOR

Look WARBEAST, I’m not sure about this whole Earth thing

WARBEAST

Well I must have an answer by Showtime which is in 45 minutes

THE KREATOR

Ok well I have to think about it

WARBEAST

You know I’ve done a lot of things for you over the last 18,000 years

THE KREATOR

And?

WARBEAST

I just want you to do one thing for me

THE KREATORS MONOLOGUE

THE KREATOR

I don’t want WARBEAST to go to Earth because I know it will bring power and life to the dead and I’m frankly not sure not sure if the dead will stop with the music. WARBEAST’s desire is effecting me because I don’t want his actions to mean my demise, it makes me afraid of losing him and my power. But I don’t want to be condescending by not letting him go

(30 minutes until Showtime)

THE KREATOR

I don’t think you should go

WARBEAST

What if I go anyways?

THE KREATOR

Then you must be pulverized

WARBEAST

Why would you do that to me? After all we’ve been through you would just end me just like that? (Says angrily)

 

WARBEAST MONOLOGUE

WARBEAST

I want to go to do my reunion show with my old band instruments and show them what I have learned, however THE KREATOR doesn’t want to let me go. He threatened to end me if I went to Earth without his permission. This makes me feel angry and hostile. I feel like he should let me at least do this on thing after all the things I have done for him. I really want to go to Earth and reunite with my Band because it will give me a chance to fully express myself like when I was living

(10 minutes until Showtime)

WARBEAST

I know what you’re worried about and there is a solution that you have not thought of.

THE KREATOR

And what might that be

WARBEAST

When the dead have risen, since you have their souls for eternity you can control them and have them do what ever you want.

 

THE KREATOR

I’ve never thought of it that way. You know since you have brought this to my attention I will let you go but if one thing goes wrong I’m bringing you straight back

 

WARBEAST

Thank you Master!! (Says ecstatically)

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