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'Thriller' video roundup: Best of the bunch

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Zombies are definitely the horror hero du jour this Halloween. They're invading Maryland and downtown D.C. They're starring in a hot new show this fall. They got the Victorian makeover with "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

But there's no zombie quite like a "Thriller" zombie. Sure, Michael Jackson did a pretty mean monster mash, but the remakes have taken his art to a new level. There's a full-length feature film possibly in development passed on the video, but I'm not sure it will be able to top these guys.

For your lunch break, savor the delectable dance of the undead:

First there's the 1,500 prisoners in Cebu, Philippines, and their amazing synchronized dancing:

Then there's the Indian variety:

There's the Mexican world record "Thriller" dance with 130,000 people getting their groove on:

And now you can make your own. The Early Lead offers a step-by-step teaching video, so you too can wow the crowds with Michael Jackson's "signature move."

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
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This is GREAT! However, the "official dance clips" can be found here at Please join us next year for Thrill The World 2011! Let's show our support for the world's greatest entertainer to ever live and support charities at the same time!

Posted by: thriller2 | October 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

I believe Michael Jackson was concerned with real life Zombies and "Vampires," to quote his ex-wife, Priscilla. There's a very Gorey poem representing "The Living Dead," who sucked the life out of a living angel at:

DC Few

Posted by: writerid | October 30, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

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