Zombie Maelstrom

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Bryan Cassiday

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Zombie Maelstrom is the story of CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson, who flies to LA to visit his hospitalized brother. His plane crash-lands in mist-enshrouded LA where he discovers the walking dead have taken over the airport--and the world--while he was aloft.


Horror, Apocalyptic, Suspense / Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure,

Short Summary

A plane crash-lands in fog-shrouded LAX. The passengers deplane to find the airport has become infested with zombies. A plague has infected the world and spread with astronomical speed while the passengers were in flight from New York.

After all of the passengers on his jet are eaten by zombies, Halverson comes to the conclusion he is the only surviving human on earth.


Los Angeles.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Chad Halverson

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Adventurous, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Tom

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Modest,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Burt Rogers

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Masculine, Strong Moral Code,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Gary

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Confident, Educated, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Masculine, Narcissistic, Outspoken,Blunt

Development Pitch

This is a zombie horror movie with teeth. Good guys, bad guys, shocking violence. Intense. Blood will flow. Brutal action/horror movie.

About The Author

Bryan Cassiday writes thrillers and horror fiction. He wrote Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series. His new thriller Bolt is being published in September 2019. His short stories have appeared in anthologies, such as Shadows and Teeth Volume Two, which won the International Book Award for best adult horror fiction anthology 2017. He lives in Southern California.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available