The film opens at the Simms Funeral Home where three teenage gang members show up to buy drugs the mortuary's strange owner (Clarence Williams III) claims to have. As he leads them through the building, he relates four tales about his most recent "customers." This sets up the stories that comprise the movie.
"Rogue Cop Revelation:" A black, rookie cop named Clarence (Anthony Griffith) witnesses three white officers beat, frame, and murder black city councilman Martin Moorehouse (Tom Wright) for going after crooked police officers who've been dealing drugs in the community. A year later, Clarence is a drunk and off the force when he begins hearing the voice of Moorehouse, who commands Clarence to bring the murderers to him.
"KKK Comeuppance:" Gubernatorial candidate Duke Metger (Corbin Bernsen) sets up his campaign in a former plantation mansion where his ancestor murdered his slaves rather than free them. Metger, a former Klansman, ignores warnings that the souls of the murdered slaves now haunt the mansion in Hoodoo dolls, and they will not rest until they receive reparations.
"Hard-Core Convict:" Violent gang leader Crazy K (Lamont Bentley) survives being shot but is arrested and sentenced to life in prison. However, Dr. Cushing (Rosalind Cash) offers him freedom if he agrees to undergo behavior modification treatment. Plunged into darkness, he confronts the ghosts of the people he's killed.
Meanwhile, Metger is undoubtedly a parody of real-life politician David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the KKK who did run for governor of Louisiana and lost, but he did win a majority of white votes. These white characters are openly racist, corrupt, self-serving, and in positions of power. The film is arguably more relevant today than it was 20 years ago, considering the number of recent high profile deaths of black individuals at the hands of police officers and the presidential candidate for the Republican party in 2016 can receive support from the real David Duke. In the movie at least, justice prevails; in the tradition of the best just desserts stories, the scales of justice weigh against the corrupt through supernatural means - i.e. the dead coming back to life - when human law fails and these villains exhibit no remorse, regret, or conscience toward their actions.
The movie also suggests a possible solution to some of these social ills: art. In "Roge Cop Revelation," the final murderer is killed when Moorehouse uses flying heroin syringes to crucify him and trap him in a street mural; art spreads the truth, refusing to let a good man be remembered as a drug dealer and showing who the real criminal is. In "Boys Do Get Bruised," Walter's drawings have a power that he uses to stop his stepfather; art and by extension education give him a path out of a toxic environment. In "KKK Comeuppance," the dolls first appear in a mural that Metger vows to paint over but never gets the chance to; art keeps history alive, refusing to let it be whitewashed.