updated 01/26/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/26/2011 AT 3:10 PM ET
Costumed and covered in gruesome zombie makeup, the Glee cast is hardly recognizable as they gnash their teeth and perform a jerky dance across a football field for the big Feb. 6 post-Super Bowl extravaganza.
Joined by sexy blue-haired cheerleaders, the group will take on the Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller” video as a mashup with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s “Heads Will Roll.”
The episode, at between $3 and $5 million the most expensive to date, will focus on the growing tension between the Glee club and the football team.
“You can never re-create something as incredible as ‘Thriller,’ ” Lea Michele tells Entertainment Weekly. “We’re making it our own.”
– Sara Hammel