When a band of struggling young musicians meets an untimely end, a malevolent force calls them back from death as the living dead. Resurrected by a reclusive sorceress from the dark southern swamps, they are enlisted to exact her unholy vengeance on a powerful adversary. But, by some miscalculation in the nature of the voodoo magic that re-animates their breathless corpses, their memories and personalities return intact. Instead of being the mindless, automated thralls they were intended to be, they rise as the same young, hopeful performers they were in life. Now, endowed with supernatural attributes to enhance their musical talent, they find their power as entertainers has brought them the prestige and recognition they had always sought.
Accompanied by an orphaned girl and her zombie dog, they tour the country, encountering the strange and bizarre people, places and things that dwell in the dark and forgotten corners of the music scene.