In the wake of a virulent pandemic that mutates those infected to cannibalistic walking-dead, the doting father, Wade Vogel, finally finds his runaway daughter, Maggie, in a hospital, bitten, and in a bad shape. To spare Maggie an inhumane quarantine, Wade takes her home to care for her, as the horrible mutagen invades her body and eats her from inside, and she slowly succumbs to the inevitable. But, this is precisely what Wade fears the most: the cursed day when his beloved Maggie turns into a mindless, rotting, flesh-eating zombie. Then, the unfortunate father would have to summon up the courage and do the unthinkable. However, isn't a parent supposed to protect his child?