New York, a city of the hopes and dreams for many Americans, lies in ruin. The streets and skyscrapers that symbolized the strength and prosperity of a people have become places of horror and despair. The cultural hub of the western world is now home to only ash and blood. For the few people left alive there is only one dream - Survival. Zombies, the living dead, have taken the city. Ben (Tony Todd) and Barbra (Danielle Harris) find themselves trapped and fighting to escape the hordes of undead that walk the streets.