Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Will Be Recreated Through Flash Mob On Halloween
The dead will bring Harlem to life on Halloween.
Hundreds of dancing zombies are expected to flood Lenox Ave. near 124th St. on Oct. 31 for a rousing rendition of the late legendary pop artist Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
“It’s iconic,” said organizer Chet Whye, who pulled off a similar, but smaller, event last year. “It’s Michael Jackson’s signature. We feel we had to do this tribute for him on Halloween.”
Harlem played a major role in Jackson’s life, Whye said, noting the world-renowned singer launched his career with the Jackson 5 at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in 1967. The group won.
“Thriller,” the then-unprecedented 13-minute pop music video from 1983, was deemed the most influential of its time because it mixed filmmaking and music. It was the first video to be premiered worldwide on MTV.
Organizers are calling zombie-wannabes citywide to creep, crawl or moonwalk their way over to Lenox Ave. burger joint Harlem Shake, 100 W. 124th St., for the event, which opens at 6 p.m. The flash mob will begin its dance at 8 p.m