In a small town in upstate New York, nothing every really happens. Nothing until now, that is.
Nestled in the woods, a biomedical research facility is working on a miracle cure for nerve damage and neurological disorders. When it accidentally escapes, this miracle cure becomes a terrifying nightmare for the local residents. The small sleepy town becomes a feeding ground for the recently dead who have awakened.
Doctor Fredrick Blake works at a facility called Neurodyne developing a serum with great potential, until it comes in contact with the recently deceased, causing them to come back as aggressive and bloodthirsty zombies with a taste for human flesh and a strong desire to feed.
Together Doctor Blake, Sheriff Rob Daniels and some of the remaining locals to seek shelter from the dead in a local hotel as the number of zombies increases with every victim.
With everyone else in town joining the ranks of the army of undead outside, the survivors must depend on each other for their continued survival.
The attempted escapes lead to a chase through the overrun streets, the drainage system below the town, the woods and down the river with the undead on their close heels.
The story combines horror, science, betrayal and zombies, along with a cast of memorable characters fighting for their lives in a town overrun with the recently dead, seeking a safe haven before they all become victims themselves.
Lorraine had been sitting at her desk, placing reports into folders for filing when she heard the screams in the hallway. They started down the hall but began getting louder and louder as more and more people began emitting the cries, getting closer and closer.
She ran out of the office to see a horrifying scene of carnage taking place. The walls were splattered with blood by this time and pieces of what used to be Neuroden employees were strewn about and scattered along the floor. Others were tearing at the employees with their teeth, biting them and chewing on the raw flesh.
Lorraine was overcome by the sight and turned away, bending over and vomiting on the floor. She turned back to see the crazed, murderous attackers heading toward her. It was then that she also realized she was the only employee still standing and in one piece.
Lorraine ran as fast as she could toward the door, sliding in a pool of blood and landing on her back. She waited a moment for her head to clear and her breath to return before pushing herself off the floor and running once again for the door.
When she got outside, she glanced around for any sign of others who had successfully escaped. Behind her, the murderous intruders began pouring out the doors of the facility, making their way into the open.