A Maestro is stalked by the Mayor of a small town. When he is forced to leave based on his potential, he puts on a show that the entire mob has to see.



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Edwina Moore ...
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Seth Smith ...
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Loren Randolph ...
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The story tells of a small town that is very much bothered by a very strange and weird man living in a visually haunted house. One day the mayor decides to go with a couple of people from his town to the weird man who's living up the hill, and tell him to leave. When they reach the mayor starts convincing him to leave his town, but the people with the mayor started liking Michael Jackson, and he started singing to them and scaring the mayor. Until in the end the mayor gets too scared and runs away, and the people come to know that Michael isn't too bad after all. Written by Ali <alsaatij@batelco.com.bh>

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9 May 1997 (Australia)  »

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Michael Jackson's Ghosts  »

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There are actually three songs in Ghosts. 1. 2Bad. 2. Ghosts. And 3. Is it scary. All of these songs ended up on the Blood On The Dance Floor Album. See more »


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Classic Jackson
7 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

He may not look like the same Michael Jackson we saw in "Thriller", but he's just as good as he was before. The special effects were incredible. The makeup work (I loved seeing Michael Jackson as the mayor-ish guy) was incredible and so was the dancing. It's too bad the music wasn't as good. He uses some of his worse stuff in "Ghosts", which is mediocre by our standards. It isn't his best work, but "Ghosts" is still pretty entertaining.

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