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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am

It's a beautiful day at a provincial jail on the Philippine island of Cebu and the inmates are ready for their morning exercise. Cue the music and hundreds of prisoners in bright orange jumpsuits show off their zombie-inspired dance routine from Michael Jackson's hit music video Thriller. The performance, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o&mode=related&search=, was posted online last month by security consultant Byron Garcia, who initiated the dance exercise programme. The video had attracted a whopping 3.2 million views on YouTube as of August 1. Like the song says: 'No mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller.'