A military exercise is running through a small town in Serbia, shutting down and isolating everything. Naturally, this is the exact time a poison gas container has to burst, turning everybody who breathes it into a ravenous beast. At the same time, a group of Interpol agents are escorting an extremely dangerous prisoner to Belgrade. Naturally, they get caught up in the zombie horde.
This film contains examples of:
- Bald of Authority: Mortimer Reyes (played by Ken Foree) is a giant, bald, black Interpol agent who takes control when zombies attack a prison transfer.
- Big Bad: The unnamed Chief of Bureau leading the zombie-unleashing Government Conspiracy.
- Closed Circle: All the phones and transportation aren't working due to military exercises happening in the town.
- Event Title
- Fan Disservice: The one nude scene in the film is provided by a zombie.
- Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
- Government Conspiracy: The zombie plague was sold as a superweapon by the Serbian government.
- Historical Rap Sheet: The Chernobyl incident was actually another zombie outbreak. The government blew up the nuclear plant there to stop it.
- Non-Indicative Name: The world doesn't end in this movie.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: This film uses the standard "Infected" name, or just calls them "the dead."
- One Last Job: Mortimer Reyes agreed to one more prisoner transfer before retirement. Unfortunately, zombies attacked.
- Our Zombies Are Different: These are runners created by a combination of the bubonic plague, ammonia and benzene.
- Plague Zombie: The zombies here are literally made by a mixture of the bubonic plague, ammonia and benzene.
- Religious Bruiser: One character is an escaped asylum patient who's convinced this is the Biblical Apocalypse.
- Shout-Out: The prisoner describes the plot as a War of the Worlds. He later describes himself as a Stranger in a Strange Land.
- Skewed Priorities: A CNN reporter caught in the chaos is extremely distraught that he lost his bloody camera.
- Title of the Dead
- Villain Opening Scene: Some zombies being excavated from a construction site and attacking the cops sent to investigate.