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28th Sep '16 7:10:20 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': During the "Judgment Day" arc, the {{Necromancer}} villain Sabbat creates a bunch of zombie EliteMooks who proceed to attack Judge Dredd's strike team while dancing and singing about how they love murder.
* ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'': There are multiple sequences of singing and dancing zombies. Zombo himself has got some moves too.
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28th Sep '16 4:37:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' has the awesome song "Remains of the Day," where the dead sing ''and'' dance. It's even the trope picture.
* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has TheUndead (along with [[MonsterMash all the other monsters]]) dancing, especially the protagonist Jack Skellington.
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* In ''WeekendAtBerniesII'', despite being dead, Bernie dances when he hears music as the result of a voodoo spell.

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* In ''WeekendAtBerniesII'', ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'', despite being dead, Bernie dances when he hears music as the result of a voodoo spell.



* Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' has the awesome song "Remains of the Day," where the dead sing ''and'' dance. It's even the trope picture.
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has TheUndead (along with [[MonsterMash all the other monsters]]) dancing, especially the protagonist Jack Skellington.
28th Sep '16 4:35:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* RichardMatheson's short story "Dance of the Dead" has a group of young people in a post-WorldWarIII future visiting a nightclub where corpses are made to "dance" through the use of a nerve-gas spray.

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* RichardMatheson's Creator/RichardMatheson's short story "Dance of the Dead" has a group of young people in a post-WorldWarIII future visiting a nightclub where corpses are made to "dance" through the use of a nerve-gas spray.



* The GregWeisman novel, ''Rain of the Ghosts'', ends with Rain dancing at a party with her grandfather's ghost.

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* The GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman novel, ''Rain of the Ghosts'', ends with Rain dancing at a party with her grandfather's ghost.
7th Sep '16 12:51:23 PM Franzi1011
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* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'''s title actually refers to a social event, but nobody can deny that the dead don't get down in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP1D1znWkKY finale]].

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* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'''s title actually refers to a social event, but nobody can deny that the dead don't get down in vampires dance several times throughout the [[http://www.whole show. The best examples of this are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Tl42ShXhQ Carpe Noctem]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP1D1znWkKY Act II finale]].
8th Aug '16 6:18:04 PM Goldfritha
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* In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'', when the dead "dance the Macabray" (''danse macabre'') with the living. Even TheGrimReaper, the Lady on the Grey, dances with the main character. The only one who doesn't dance is Silas because he is neither living nor dead.

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* In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'', when the dead "dance the Macabray" (''danse macabre'') with the living. Even TheGrimReaper, the Lady on the Grey, dances with the main character. The only one who doesn't dance is Silas because he is [[LiminalBeing neither living nor dead.dead]].
8th Aug '16 6:15:32 PM Goldfritha
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* Ogden Nash's "Fossils" is all about this:
-->''At midnight in the museum hall,\\
The fossils gathered for a ball''
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25th Jun '16 1:54:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the early ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Pinkeye", the boys find themselves cornered by the marauding zombies of the townspeople... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny who then start dancing in a ''Thriller'' parody while Chef sings about how he will make sweet love even when he's dead.]]

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* In the early ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Pinkeye", the boys find themselves cornered by the marauding zombies of the townspeople... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny who then start dancing in a ''Thriller'' parody while Chef sings about how he will make sweet love even when he's dead.]]
25th Jun '16 1:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* CountDuckula, Season 1, Episode 1 sends the Count seeking a magical saxophone in an ancient Egyptian pyramid. When he plays, the previously inactive mummies get up to get down.

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* CountDuckula, ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'', Season 1, Episode 1 sends the Count seeking a magical saxophone in an ancient Egyptian pyramid. When he plays, the previously inactive mummies get up to get down.
21st Jun '16 11:51:55 AM gewunomox
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* As mentioned in the caption above OingoBoingo had a "Dead Man's Party." Elfman's involvement in composing for the Burton works mentioned in "Film" adds additional cool.

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* As mentioned in the caption above OingoBoingo Music/OingoBoingo had a "Dead Man's Party." Elfman's involvement in composing for the Burton works mentioned in "Film" adds additional cool.
18th Apr '16 5:13:06 PM FF32
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* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler: a dead Tavros breaks into a number of uniquely named dances in front of a flabbergasted Vriska. This is because he gathered an entire army by himself.]]

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* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler: a dead Tavros breaks into a number of uniquely named dances in front of a flabbergasted Vriska. This is because he gathered an entire army by himself.]]
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