In a rural area, the people of the sleepy little town of Centerville go about their days without a lot of excitement.
Their quiet, peaceful existence doesn't last though after a female waitress from the diner is found brutally murdered and eaten by something or someone.
Chief Cliff Robertson can't say for certain what caused the death. One of his officers, Minerva Morrison, thinks realistically that it might have been wild animals. On the other hand, Officer Ronald Peterson suspects that it's the work of zombies.
As more attacks happen, the three officers and a sword-wielding Scotswoman who works at The Ever After Funeral Home team up to try to save lives and prevent the spread of a ghoulish plague beyond their town.
It's not an easy task. The undead talk and keep trying to do their favorite things while chasing and killing the living.