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Thrill the World 2008



    Thrill the World '08
    Zombies strut their stuff en masse, today at Hollywood & Highland

    Happy zombies hoofing it at Hollywood & Highland? Sign us up. This weekend, at nearly 100 locations around the globe, thousands of undead will rise and rock out to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in full, raggedy-tuxedoed, stiff-arm-flailing glory. 

    The SoCal zombie contingent has been practicing their legs off (maybe not literally, but these are zombies, after all) in the days leading up the giant, grunt-y event, so we're eager to observe what all the vigorous zombie practice has wrought: grooving hips, heads lolling convincingly to one side, shimmying shoulders. After all, today's mass ode honors one of the most sublime music videos ever put to film (we even attempted to memorize Vincent Price's chilling narration as youths, but failed), and bow before its greatness we must.

    Will any real zombies from that fabled video, shot back in 1983, show up to show they've still got the stuff? This is Tinseltown after all. We recently spied director John Landis in Beverly Hills a few months back and were desperate to tell him how much we adore this masterful work (that man owns creepy, in our opinions, having helmed "An American Werewolf in London").  So we're hoping for some star sightings.  This is the very city that "Thriller" was made (well, downtown, but close enough), and a little movie magic may be the order of the day.

    Thrill the World '08
    October 25, 11AM
    Hollywood & Highland (located at the intersection of Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood)