It begins with what the police suspect is a simple grave robbery. Before long Istanbul has been swarmed with flesh-eating ghouls. When three students, Erman, Fuat, and Ali accidently kill their 'infected' landlord, they believe they've committed a murder and call up Erman's gangster uncle to help them out of their bind. With the help of Maho, a Kurdish fighter from the east of the country in town to avenge his brother the boys fight off the walking dead and make it to Uncle Idris' place, where they join up with the old gangster and his non-infected neighbors Adem and Leyla. Together they must work together to survive... While remaining true to the roots of classic zombie stories, ZOMBISTAN focuses more on observing and understanding the motivations of the living, with an undercurrent of social commentary touching on infidelity, urban legends, crime, and civil war.