Fear Itself – New Year’s Day (Director’s Cut)
New Year’s Day tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies and struggles to survive the day.
Helen wakes up from the traditional partying of New Year’s Eve, disoriented from what she can only assume is a hangover. She explores the darkened corridors and apartments of her complex, finding her roommate and longtime friend Eddie changed.
Fending off attacks from zombies, Helen tries contacting her other best friend Christie and her boyfriend James without any real luck. Cellphone service is unreliable in this zombie laden land.
Memories of the previous night begin to resurface, Helen attended a party after being hounded by Eddie. She met Christie there, but her boyfriend James was elusive. She is seemingly insecure in her relationship with James.
Helen escapes her apartment complex, heading to James’ apartment to be with him. Eddie continues to stalk her in the early morning hours.
However, as the previous night continues to resurface in her memory, Helen remembers the truth that her boyfriend was unfaithful to her with Christie. And Eddie confessed his love for her with a kiss.
Finally arriving at James’ apartment, Helen walks into the apartment and Christie screams her pretty little head off. Helen James shoots Helen in the back, causing the viewers to find out Helen’s reaction to finding her best friend and boyfriend making out.
Helen overdosed after returning to her apartment the previous night, dying in her sleep and awakening as a zombie. Her phone calls clued James in on her new condition.
Eddie is in love, following her all morning like a loyal zombie boyfriend. He kills James, reuniting with his love Helen before they devour Christie together. It is a zombified “Happily Ever After” for a post-apocalyptic love story.