Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).
For over four decades Michael Jackson has been entertaining the world. From his many #1 smash hits to his incredible short films that dominated MTV, Michael is one of the greatest ... See full summary »
The behind the scenes making of "Captain EO" that was the pre-show seen by theme park guests prior to seeing the feature 3D presentation, "Captain EO" featuring Michael Jackson and Angelica... See full summary »
Debbie Lee Carrington,
Michael Jackson and his date are watching a movie. They leave, and take a shortcut through the graveyard on the way home. Michael turns into a werepanther-type creature, and then later a zombie, as he gets down and funky in a tremendous dance scene to the tune of his song "Thriller." Written by
Michael Jackson admitted that at one point he was close to abandoning the song: "The mixes sucked. When we listened to the whole album, there were tears... I just cried like a baby." He stormed out of the room, and rode a bicycle up to a schoolyard. He watched children play in the yard for some time, and when he came back he "was ready to rule the world!" He went back into the studio and recorded the song successfully. See more »
When Michael and his girlfriend are walking by the cemetery, in the first shot (crane shot) the spotlights illuminating the set are visible. See more »
[a car slows down and stops near a forest. Its passengers, Michael and his girl, stare at each other]
Honestly, we're out of gas!
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At the beginning of the film, a disclaimer appears: "Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult. Michael Jackson." Jackson was a Jehovah's Witness at the time. See more »
Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983) has to be the greatest video ever made. Dude you have Zombies, gore and a catchy tune, what more can you ask for. John Landis mixed elements from Night of the Living Dead and American Werewolf in London and out came this video. What starts out as a nice evening for a young couple turns into a date from hell, literally. You have dancing zombies, a werewolf in a funky jacket and Vincent Price "rapping". A cool video to a song that everybody in the neighborhood marked out to.
I have to give this one a high recommendation because it has to be the best music video ever made. There hasn't been another one like it.
Check out the "making of Thriller". The documentary has some "interesting" stuff in it.
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