Rotting flesh, dripping blood and braaaaains.
On Nov. 2, River Street will be overrun by Savannah's zombie population. But don't worry, they're taking a break from their own appetites to help feed those in need.
The Savannah Zombie Walk, now in its sixth year, is the braaaaains-child of chief zombie Stephanie.
"We saw a couple other cities like Atlanta and Jacksonville doing a zombie walk, and we thought it would be fun," she said. "Savannah is America's most haunted city, after all."
The date, falling between Halloween and Thanksgiving, suits the dual mission of the event: To have fun dressing up as zombies and to collect canned goods for America's Second Harvest food bank.
"In order to get the makeup, we have people bring canned food. It's basically a food drive with some fun," Stephanie said.
The day begins at noon in Emmet Park with the makeup application process, which runs through the early evening. Participants can enjoy vendors and music, both live and from radio sponsor Rock 106.1.
Stephanie encourages all zombies to arrive early, get their makeup done, revel on River Street for a while, and then come back to the park for the walk's step-off at 7 p.m.
"We started doing makeup earlier because there's such a big crowd towards the end of the evening right before the walk, so we had trouble getting everybody's makeup finished," she said.
If you're on the fence about dressing up, Stephanie assures the makeup doesn't stain.
These are a conscientious bunch of zombies; they even provide towels to make sure no blood drips on your clothes.
"Everything we use is water-based, and it washes out," she said.
Stephanie is joined by her zombie husband in organizing the event each year.
"We also have a lady, Tricia, who helps us," she said. "She does our blood."
This would seem to be the most important job in any zombie organization.
They acknowledge putrefaction isn't for everyone. Fortunately, there's a non-zombie makeup option for this year's walk.
"Our date fell on Day of the Dead, so we figured we couldn't ignore that," Stephanie said.
In addition to the usual festering wounds, they'll also be offering festive calavera, or skull, makeup options for those interested more in celebration than decomposition. Stephanie herself says she might even combine the two themes. Maybe the right name for their event would be Day of the Undead.
The first Zombie Walk in 2008 featured about 75 zombies, and the plague has spread impressively, growing to more than 600 in 2012.
"Last year, we collected over 900 pounds of food," she said.
That's almost half a ton, or in zombie terms, more than 300 human brains.
Not only does the event collect canned goods, but it also raises awareness for Second Harvest.
It's hard not to notice hundreds of the undead and not wonder what it's all about.
"We have a zombie king and queen, and they lead the walk," Stephanie said.
"We walk down River Street and back up Bay Street and meet back again at the park.
"We have zombies in the medical profession. Prom queens are a popular one."
Keep an eye out on Halloween for a few of the Zombie Walk's participants out and about downtown, spreading the word. They'll be the ones with rotting flesh.
And if you get bitten by the urge, come out to assist in satisfying their ravenous hunger.
No, not for brains. They're just hungry to help out.