Dark Souls Unleashed
In an experiment that went terribly wrong or amazingly right, depending on your point of view, the dead have been awakened.
With the loss of his family, Henry Risewell, a wealthy entrepreneur, turned to his long-time friend, Bartholomew Stinger, for help in resurrecting his wife and son. Bartholomew, a fringe scientist in the field of cryonics, assisted Henry in setting up a hidden laboratory where the two men pushed the boundaries of science in an effort to unlock the mysteries of life and death.
Experimenting on dogs, cats and other cast away animals soon gave way to corpses salvaged from the local cemetery. At first, harvesting bodies from the fresh graves provided ample supply for their experiments, but as they closed in on their goals and the research spiraled deeper into the depth of dark science, the small supply of bodies was not enough. New methods of harvesting had to be found. Hitchhikers and the homeless provided live bodies for experimentation and frequent unexplained accidents provided dead ones. Henry opened his home as a Bed and Breakfast to lure travelers and rogue wanderers to their final resting place. All this in an attempt for Henry to once again hold in his arms his lost wife and son.
Success seemed finally at hand but the awakened souls were nothing more than mindless walking corpses. Experiment after experiment yielded the same results, living bodies with a warped mind and little or no consciousness. It was soon realized the army of awakened dead hungered for the taste of human flesh and in one of the last entries in Risewell’s journal, Bartholomew Stinger was overtaken by a group of escaped zombies…and eaten alive…
It can only be assumed that the rest of the research team and Risewell himself suffered the same fate.