Barnum, a small township in Silica County, is wiped out overnight. The corpses of the populace are scattered in the streets, all victims of gunshots to the head. A lone sniper on the roof of the gas station shoots through walls, thick forest, and cars, killing people he can't possibly see. That he can't possibly know exist. Captain Layland of the Silica Sheriff's Department listens as a church bell in the distance signals, one by one, the death of his men. As night falls, the already disturbed sniper fires on the corpses of those he's already killed, chanting and screaming absurd commands. Layland watches as the corpses begin taking on a life of their own.