Scott Wilson) and Lesley (Nikki Moore) are newlyweds who are madly in love with each other but struggling to make ends meet. She's an aspiring artist and he's a mechanic but they're happy with where they are in life. When a home invasion takes an ugly turn and Lesley ends up dead, Mark joins forces with her estranged father Harold (James Mathers) to bring her back. They take a trip out into the desert to meet up with Gus (Douglas Bennett), a colorful man with a knack for raising the dead. Things go fairly well and it's back to life as they know it except that Lesley now has a thirst for blood and she will do just about anything to get it.
Ken Winkler and the script is the first "produced" script by Winkler and his writing partner Eric Rucker. If you take into account the cast of mostly unknowns, it's hard to imagine this one going anywhere or even being that great. At least that's how it usually goes, hell I've seen films with name actors that tank in the first fifteen minutes. This one, however, surprised me. The story, while not all that original, still holds up as a solid foundation for a good film. Winkler and Rucker use some pretty clever writing techniques, especially in the beginning, telling most of the base of the story through flashbacks sequences. Once the past catches up with the present, all bets are off and the film's pace picks up rather quickly.