When the signal hit electricity ceased and everyone became 'Statics'. They stand frozen, ears torn from their heads, eyes white, screaming silently. They respond violently to sound, destroying it with inhuman ferocity. Until it rains! Then the signal is weakened, the power returns and they collapse, screaming. The sole survivors were the heroin addicts, the 'Dregs'. Heroin cancels out the signal as long as they continue to take it. Addict lovers Ben and Zoe must leave their flat to find their missing friends who went searching for a drug impound. Avoiding the 'Salvationists'; an addict-cult who believe they are 'the chosen ones', they must cross the lethal, silent city, where they hope to find their friends and enough heroin to escape to the country forever.