Aspen Stationers Supply has just developed a new product that is sure to save them from bankruptcy: A beautiful, holographic ink that's sure to be a hit with the kids, and just in time for the coming school year.
There's only one problem: Aspen is keeping a secret. In the lab, this ink when wet has turned the rats into something indescribable: Cannibalistic monsters that are driven by the need to eat raw flesh. Knowing this, the company rushes the product onto the market, and kids buy them up with a vengeance.
Soon, horror breaks out all over, with zombies taking over different areas and different towns. Single mother Kathy Olson and her son, Brian, along with their neighbors didn't know what hit them when Brian's best friend Caleb brought him one of Aspen Stationers new Lumiosa pens. But unfortunately, it took only a couple of days for the pen fever to spread like wildfire.
Once Brian was infected with the deadly ink, the rest of Monte Vista didn't stand a chance. Brian attacked his mother, they both infected their neighbor Paige Daugherty, and the three of them managed to violently pull Max Fisher into their deranged fold. By the time the upcoming school year was set to begin Monday, the only people who could be found in the school were the residents of Monte Vista who had barricaded themselves in to save their own lives, adults and children alike.
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