This dream starts out as any horror movie does: everything is fine, some friends and I are having fun, I have a love (lust) interest....but not for long.
I'm hanging out at what is supposed to be my house with a group of people who are involved in some type of theater or performance. They are dressing up in costumes and trying on wigs, etc. Somebody is supposed to be Lady Gaga. It's about 3am. There's a girl who I am interested in and we are flirting and kissing a little. My mom is in the kitchen making everyone cheesesteaks. This makes perfect sense.
Sudden scene change: a run-down toy store in Philadelphia. The lighting is sickly fluorescent, the doors and windows are boarded up, and the shelves are covered with black plastic trash bags. This seems to be some sort of HQ for our resistance against whatever is happening outside. I am coming and going out of this toy store, but each time I do, less of my allies return. I slowly start to realize that people around me are being infected. I know that someone has been infected when they begin sitting and lying on the sidewalks like homeless people. Soon, the streets are filled with euphoric, lazy, zombies. I see many people from my life (including the current love interest) lining the streets and I begin to panic. I run back to HQ only to be told that my mother has gone missing. My friend thinks he knows where she is. He says we will go rescue her and then escape on the only working and safe subway line left in the city. We enter the backdoor of a building, into a stairwell. Down goes to the subway train, and up goes to where my mom is being held. Up we go. My friend is in front of me on the stairs. He gets to the top and opens the stairwell door. In that moment, a panicked, uninfected person is running down the hallway past the door. My friend grabs him and hacks/spits/coughs/projects blood at his face, which splatters on the window of the stairwell door as it's closing. HOLY FUCK! That son of a bitch has been a zombie this whole time! His plan was to infect ME! I book down the stairs to the subway. The train is pulling away and I jump onto the back of the last car. I relax, thinking I've escaped. But, suddenly the train starts slowing down. I peer around the side of the train to see a wall of zombies standing across the train tracks, holding shovels, baseball bats, and other blunt, heavy, human-killing weapons. Game over. I wake up covered in sweat.
"S.O.S. to my mother. Take the hinges off the door" - Tegan and Sara - "Like O, Like H"