In the film, Rudy attends a rave on a remote island that is attacked by zombies. He feels guilty after witnessing the deaths of his friends and other people. Rudy joins group of survivors, including his ex-girlfriend Alicia.At the end of the film, when rescued by AMS agents Thomas Rogan and "G" and taken to a helicopter, Rudy reveals his full name as Rudolph Curien.
In the sequel House of the Dead 2, it is revealed that Rudy and Alicia have been subdued by his father, Professor Roy Curien. Curien begins experimenting on Alicia in order to get to the bottom of her immorality, having apparent disregard of the rotting state of her body.