Popular Halloween show in Plainville returns

PLAINVILLE — Emerging out of the rising mist, “zombie dancers” — also known as the YWCA New Britain dance team — have performed their “Thriller” routine at the Bucci family home many a Halloween night.

But not last year. Event organizer Daniel Bucci said the 2020 show was cancelled due to the “impending influx of complaints” he imagined receiving if “Thriller” went ahead amid a pandemic.

One year later, however, COVID is under control in Connecticut, and “Thriller” will return to 62 Metacomet Road.

A news release announcing the comeback states, “2021 will be the biggest ‘Thriller’ performance to date with 16 Thriller dancers ... lights, lasers, LOUD music and so much smoke people disappear in front of you.”

“Thriller” will be performed at the Bucci residence Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The popular Halloween attraction, now in its seventh year, supports the Plainville Food Pantry. Attendees are asked to donate a food item. To date, “Thriller” performances have generated two tons of food for the pantry.

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