Dixie is a 13-year-old girl, quite unhappy with her life. Five years ago, her mother divorced her father, a coroner, and on top of that, all of Dixie's peers think she's weird for being "gothic." One night, Dixie suffers an accident when a tree crashes down on her during a storm. She wakes up in the middle of a cemetery, turned into a zombie! With the help of Isis, an Egyptian mummy, and Gonner, a pirate zombie, Dixie tries to return to life, looking for Vitriol, a strange man who roams by the forest close to the cemetery. However, her search is followed closely by Negrida, an evil zombie witch, who wants the Azoth, a mystical item, which according to the legend, will open the portal between the living world and the dead realm. The Azoth would give Negrida the chance to accomplish her evil plans to invade the living world with her zombie armies.