Milton Pitt leads an uneventful life, with a dull job and a secret longing for adventure. One morning, after he is hit by a speeding car, he suffers an out-of-body experiences and awakens back in his bedroom. Everything is just the same – that is, except for the bloody footprints leading to the chimney. Is this his chance to lead a better life? Was it just a dream? Or is he simply dead?