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October 14, 2011
Midtown strollers and ghouls are in for a 'Thriller' tomorrow

Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but if you're in the vicinity of 20th Street, between J and K, tomorrow at 3:25 p.m., you'll get a spooky thrill courtesy of the Sacramento Ballet.
Zombies and vampires will be taking to midtown Sacramento streets in a carefully choreographed flash mob that owes a lot to the now departed King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
It wouldn't be Halloween if we didn't hear MJ's "Thriller" at least once, and think how great that bassline groove will sound over loudspeakers.
Still, after all these years, I vote the voice-over by horror movie icon Vincent Price as that song's clencher. It certainly provides an eerily appropriate ending for this post:
"Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'alls neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller"
(Bwah-ha-ha)

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