Honestly I misread the title on the cover art as “Sausage Vows”, but decided to check it out anyway. Mark lost his wife in a car accident, so, after the funeral, his friends (and Mark Polonia) decide to stay with him for the weekend as support. Turns out, they may not be such good friends.
This sequel was released 8 years after the first Wyrmwood. Where the first was a horror comedy that introduced its audience to some memorable characters and a creative new twist on the zombie genre, this one dropped most, if not all, of the comedy. It, instead, focused on how the survivors and the zombies had adapted and evolved post apocalypse.
In an alternate reality, not so terribly different from our current surreal state of insanity, a secret government lab in Nebraska has created the zombie virus, and predictably, it is unleashed into an unsuspecting illicit strip club infecting their most popular dancer, then others.
Marie is a lonely vampire, very selective, feeding only from bad people. She is always careful to “finish her food”, ensuring that her victims won’t come back to cause trouble. A recent victim, Tony, a Pittsburg mobster, complicates undercover cop, Joe Gennaro’s investigation. Marie’s next victim is Sal “The Shark” Macelli, and through a series of missteps, she is unable to “finish him”. Once he realizes what happened, he decides to give new meaning to the term “made men”.
A virologist, Robert Neville, helped discover a cure for cancer with the side effect of killing most people treated, turning the rest into monsters, and only a 1% immunity. He survives alone in New York with his dog, trying to find a cure for the virus. Until he meets another survivor and makes a terrible discovery about the infected.
At a family gathering celebrating their Aunts birthdays, a mysterious gift arrives. Everyone is surprised to learn that it is from the one member of the family, their nephew Christopher, who is not there. To the Aunts delight, it is a beautifully carved wooden box, which once opened, causes them to turn into demons, who eat everyone they catch.
An alleged government contractor is using a commercial airliner to transport top secret cargo under armed guard. A mad scientist, the “contractor”, a distraught husband, and his wife flee the US on a flight to Paris, including a US Air Marshall, a pilot on his final flight before retiring, a professional golfer, and a cop transporting a prisoner when the weather becomes severe and the turbulence causes some some unforeseen complications with the flight.
At a party at Jim and Linda’s house, Linda’s ex boyfriend, Brandon, who was once Jim’s best friend, brings a Ouija Board which they use to contact the spirit of a child named David. Linda is so intrigued by this, she begins using the board herself, and becomes enthralled by an evil spirit. Jim and Brandon must overcome their adversity to save Linda.