Barb in njen brat Johnny odpotujeta na deželo na pogreb svoje tete. Ker zamujata, se odpeljeta neposredno na pokopališče. Tam ni nikogar, pozneje pa ju napadejo zombiji. Johnny pobegne v avtomobilu brez Barb. Reši jo prekupčevalec mamil in študent Ben. Na motorju jo odpelje do posestva družine Cooper. Tudi njihovo kmetijo napadejo mesojedi zombiji.
Barb and her brother Johnny travel to the country for the funeral services of their aunt, but they arrive late and drive direct to the cemetery. They see the location empty, but sooner they are attacked by zombies. Johnny escapes in his car leaving Barb alone, but she is rescued by the drug dealer and college student Ben. He drives his motorcycle to the Cooper farm, and the patriarch Henry Cooper does not give credit to Barb. When the farmhouse is under siege of a group of flesh-eaters zombies, the local mortician Gerald Tovar Jr. arrives and tells a scary story about the origin of the zombies.