Little do some old friends know, but a new, strong strain of Rabies has begun to ravage New England and soon all of humanity. The Rabies leaves the victim in a stupor where they seem to die and then come back to life. The only way to stop them is to sever the spinal cord or to kill the brain. Because this is Rabies, it lets the person think at a relatively high level of consciousness. "These Zombies are smart!"