Nathan reacts like any other teenage boy would and gets drunk. His antics end in an attempt at hanging made successful by his unwitting mother Grace, who opens his bedroom door and knocks him off his perch. Plagued by guilt, Grace brings her son back to life using a book of voodoo spells she found in a crypt at the church where she works.
Nathan is restored to life with superhuman strength but lacks a pulse and has a gnawing hunger for human flesh. Nathan inevitably bites a bully at school who spreads a zombie plague that takes over the entire town.
Jessica shows her mettle when a group of her friends is cornered by a crowd of teenage zombies. She jumps into action and has no problem slicing and dicing her former classmates in a backhoe equipped with a flail mulcher. The body parts fly as Jessica reduces the zombies to a bloody mass of arms, legs and organs that dot the yard like a collection of macabre lawn ornaments.