Thriller (1983)

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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies - only "Thriller" can save them now.

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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 Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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2 December 1983 (USA)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to Deborah Nadoolman, at the time of filming the 25-year-old Michael Jackson weighed only 99 lbs and had a 26-inch waist, "exactly the same measurements as Fred Astaire." See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Michael's right "cat's eye" contact lens is askew and not in straight. See more »

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[a car slows down and stops near a forest. Its passengers, Michael and his girl, stare at each other]
Michael: 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in The Joe Piscopo Special (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Thriller
Performed by Michael Jackson
Featuring "Rap" by Vincent Price
Produced by Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson
Written by Rod Temperton
Synthesizers: Brian Banks and Greg Phillinganes (uncredited)
Trumpet: Gary Grant and Jerry Hey (uncredited)
Trombone: Bill Reichenbach (uncredited)
Sax and flute: Larry Williams (uncredited)
Mastering by Bernie Grundman (uncredited)
Recorded & Mixed by Bruce Swedien
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The Greatest Music Video of All Time!!!
19 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Michael Jackson is amazing. This short film displays the absolute highest standard in music video and no-one will ever be able to out-beat this 'King Of Pop' masterpiece! It shows Michael turning into a zombie and dancing in the street with some spectacular choreography. The story is great, the scenes are marvelous, the music is fantastic and overall the clip is fun, eye-popping, spooky and is a real spectacle. Today everybody is still doing the same thing in music video with dancing and film-based story-lines which he innovated. This ground-breaking video is the toast of MTV and will forever be remembered for what is the greatest music video of all time!!


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