Cara, a city girl from up north, has just moved to the small town of Fayette, Alabama with her family. Helping her adjust to the culture is a self-sufficient local boy named Bryant. As Cara and Bryant's relationship starts to deepen, the town begins to suffer from random outbreaks of extreme violence. As the inhabitants die and return as flesh-eating abominations, the young couple is on the run. No place is safe as they seek out other survivors in an attempt to stave off their own grisly deaths. Eventually, a small group fortifies a church in a desperate siege against an ever-growing army of walking dead.