A nurse is hired by a wealthy man who fears that his catatonic wife was driven insane by his rotten ways. Locals, however, believe that she is the victim of a voodoo curse - one of the walking dead. The pair fall in love, but cannot marry as long as the wife is still alive. Racked by guilt and drinking, however, the man begins to fall apart emotionally and physically. It's then up to the nurse to try to shock the wife back into the real world by bringing her to a secret voodoo ceremony.