Zombies needed to thrill the world in record attempt

Thrill the World Derry is set to take place from 7pm and finishing at approximately 9.30pm in Waterloo Place on October 26
Thrill the World Derry is set to take place from 7pm and finishing at approximately 9.30pm in Waterloo Place on October 26

Hordes of Halloween zombies are needed to recreate an iconic 1980s pop video in Derry as part of a global world record attempt.

‘Thrill the World Derry’ will take place on October 26 in Waterloo Place, as part of a global drive to have around 1million people across the world dancing simultaneously to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Organised by Direct Media and Gasyard Wall Féile, with proceeds going to local charity The Pink Ladies and Macmillan, the Derry event is further supported by Derry City Council.

Ami McBride from the Gasyard Wall Féile said she hoped as many local zombies as humanly possible will get involved.

“This will be one of the last record attempts held in the city in 2013 and hopes to follow in the success of previous attempts such as Annie & Riverdance and will be a great way to help local charities in the process. We have been contacted by school groups, youth groups and community groups and it would be a great family evening out before the craziness of Halloween kicks in.”

Thriller’s 13 minute long video, featuring the voice of Vincent Price, is widely regarded as one of the pop world’s most iconic videos.

Anyone can learn the dance with ease using the helpful tutorial videos, online resources, dance script, and podcast, which are all available through the website www.thrilltheworld.com

The Derry event is set to take place from 7pm and finishing at approximately 9.30pm in Waterloo Place where a choreographer will be taking participants through the dance before going live with the rest of the world. Thrill the World was founded by Ines Markelle, a Canadian choreographer who danced with 62 dancers in 2006. You can get more info on the Derry event and sign up to take part by contacting Ami on 071262812 or online at www.facebook.com/gasyardwallfeile