For a decade now, Lexingtonians (more and more of them every year) have gathered on a night near Halloween to watch zombies stagger down Main Street and break into the “Thriller” dance at intervals along their route.

What started out as a recreation of the “Thriller” video has, over the years, turned into a HUGE recreation of the “Thriller” video (this year there were three separate “Michael Jacksons” and more than a thousand dancing, stumbling, shuffling zombies) plus a Halloween parade. And the event attracts thousands of spectators, many of them in costume as well.

Admittedly, the camera on my phone isn’t very good at the best of times, let alone at night, but I hope you can see enjoy these photos from last night’s Thriller parade:

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before the parade, "dead" zombies were lying all over the sidewalks along Main Street

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"Michael Jackson" (one of three) and a group of dancing zombies

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in the parade itself: a zombie bagpipe band (every parade needs a bagpipe band, right?)

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bringing up the rear in the parade (after the Michael Jacksons, a thousand zombies, a few hearses, a few floats, "Pee Wee Herman" on his bike, the bagpipe band, and a zombie marching band: the Headless Horseman