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Did you ever want to dress up as a zombie and dance to
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? 

Welcome to Thrill The World!

THRILL DAY 2018 is…

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 AM GMT and 10 PM GMT



For your local time, go to www.timeanddate.com. For more details, please check Frequently Asked Questions and Event Managers’ Pages on our website.


Friday, October 19, 2018.
Please distribute to any of our TTW network.

Dear Participants, Dancers, Sponsors, Volunteers, Event Managers, TTW Supporters & Fans:

It has been brought to my attention that a few groups are dancing on incorrect days and incorrect times yet are still promoting themselves as if their events are the official Thrill The World Day. Please understand that this is a violation of our community’s mandate, and using Thrill The World logos to promote these events is intellectual property theft.  In addition, it is confusing to tell which is the actual event and which is #fakenews.

Thrill The World started out as one girl with a laptop, with a crazy notion of having a sense of global unity by dancing at the exact same moment. Thrill The World grew into an annual event thanks to many caring volunteers who believed in the vision and who facilitated in making this a worldwide event.

Thrill The World is only one day each year – the Saturday before Halloween. It is not on Halloween, not 2 or 3 weeks before, and not in the spring. It is one special day designated by TTW for TTW’s worldwide simultaneous dance events. 

This year, Thrill The World  is Saturday, October 27, 2018, with the option of the official Thrill Times being 10:00 a.m. GMT and 10:00 p.m. GMT. The official Thrill The World event must take place on this date and at one or both of these two options of times, or, consequently, a dance group will not be counted as part of the world record attempt. It is also incredibly unfair, and a policy violation, to lead participants in thinking otherwise. It is misleading to the spectators who attend, to the media who support, and to the dancers who specifically participate for the worldwide unity of those 6 minutes of dancing. 

I am aware that the dates and times chosen might not work for everyone, and it is certainly permissible for a group to hold their own “Thriller”-themed dance events whenever they would like. However, if they choose an alternate date and time other than is set by TTW, their event cannot be called Thrill The World. And if they are hosting their own independent “Thriller” dance on a day other than the official Thrill Day, they cannot use TTW logos, images, artwork, text, TTW materials, etc. If a group is promoting our upcoming worldwide Thrill Day event at other charity fundraisers or flash mobs, then it is perfectly acceptable to use the TTW logos and other materials.

The following are just a few of the comments received from zombie dancers around the world:
Dancer Anonymous #1:
(…reacting to a fictitious Thrill The World date,)“I didn’t want to be part of a lie.”
Dancer Anonymous #2:
(…dancing at the same time,) “…that’s the whole purpose of why I joined in…”
Dancer Anonymous #3:
(…Why mislead everyone when) “I just know how much this event means to so many people in the community.”

This message is not meant to be a call-out, but rather a clarification so that everyone is on the same page regarding event rules and policies. If it has been reported and proven that an event organizer is not abiding by these guidelines, they will lose the privilege of being a Thrill The World Event Manager. 

No Bully Clause: Thrill The World is about letting anyone in the group who wants to be a part of this, and the only ones who are not allowed in are those who try to prevent others from accessing the dance. 

There are so many passionate individuals in this global Thrill network donating many hours of their time. In 12 years of TTW, the cumulative volunteer work has reached thousands of hours!  

Whether you are new to the TTW zombie family, whether you have been here from the early years of this global family, or whether you are just coming back home again to join the Thrill Community, I thank you for the differences that each and every one of you have made in your communities and with individuals, in ways you know, in ways you see, as well as in all the ways you will never know… just know that you had a positive impact on someone, somewhere…

Yes, let’s not forget Michael Jackson! This is for you! This is, has been, and forever shall be, a tribute to Michael Jackson. He sang of healing the world, and one of the ways in which I see to do that is to unite the world. The manner in which I show that is by:

Uniting Us All In Dance.
for six minutes of the year,
for six exact same minutes, every year,
whoever you are, wherever you are,
     We move as one.
For six exact same minutes every year…
we crawl on the ground all over the world,
for six exact same minutes every year…
we march with footsteps in unison around the globe,
for six exact minutes of every year…
we swim,
we shuffle,
we down ha,
we shake-it-and-an-uppa,
and you can bet your booty bounce,
that we ROAR,
Oh, HOW we ROAR! (…and roar-turn, roar-turn, jump and land… but I digress.)
One Dance
One Love
One All.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Yours in dance & unity,
Ines Markeljevic
Founder and Creator of Thrill The World

Every day can be a Thriller dance day,
but …
ONLY ONE day of the year is Thrill The World!


What is Thrill The World?

Thrill The World is friends, families and other local residents who each year join together with thousands of people around the globe to celebrate Michael Jackson’s talent by dancing simultaneously to  “Thriller”!

But TTW is more than just dancing to a 6 minute song. This is a global community project that is inspiring others to break down barriers, connect with people of all religions, race, political and economic persuasions, contribute to helping humanity, encourage environmental stewardship and encourage people to step up as leaders, visionaries, and creators.

What does it look like?


Take a look at 2013 photos by our genius zombie photographer–Gina Richmond!


More photos by Stephan Hookano:



Many thanks to Fun Photo Guys for their music and video support!  Please visit their website at:  www.funphotoguys.com.

When does this happen?    

Thrill Day is Saturday, October 27, 2018!

Thrill The World is an event run by fans who receive no monetary benefit and is not associated with Sony Music Entertainment.

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