Joe Fallow works nights as a street sweeper, hangs out in a cafe with his one and only friend, and is helplessly in love with waitress Heather.
Then one night an ailing Grim Reaper comes to him with an offer... to be trained as his replacement and become the new face of Death. Joe is transformed into the scythe-wielding soul searcher, dispensing supernatural justice in the afterlife.
But somewhere in town a force for evil grows - someone is breaking down the walls between Hell and Earth. Under the guidance of his mentor, and with a little help from best friend Gary and a mysterious bounty hunter, Joe must track down the villain and stop him before the Moat of Souls opens and chaos takes hold. But Joe can't let go of the life - and the girl - he left behind.