The walking dead descended upon Mount Prospect Saturday night, walking and crawling around Randhurst Village.
No, we don't mean extremely early and deal hungry Black Friday shoppers.
We mean zombies ... or at least dozens of revelers pretending to be zombies, all for fun and a good cause. Bloody faces, gaping sores and eyeballs popping out of lifeless, ashen faces -- it was enough to make stomachs turn.
But these were zombies on a mission, like Teresa Tobin of Mount Prospect.
"I think it's awesome -- a great cause and a good time."
She also said that she hoped the blood and gore ruined people's romantic evenings, although she said that with a laugh, of course.
The undead were taking part in the second annual "Save the Brains Zombie Crawl," an event hosted by the Mount Prospect Jaycees to raise money for the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Zombies met up at Bar Louie then crept to locations throughout the shopping center, including Blackfinn American Grille, e + o food and drink, Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza and Buffalo Wild Wings.