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Ghosts (1996)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | July 1997 (USA)
The music video for Michael Jackson's song "Ghosts", a five-minute shortened version of Michael's original 39 minute short-film, 'Ghosts'.

Director:

Stan Winston

Writers:

Stan Winston (screenplay), Mick Garris (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jackson ... Maestro / Mayor / Mayor Ghoul / Super Ghoul / Skeleton / Self
Pat Dade Pat Dade ... Pat
Amy Smallman Amy Smallman ... Amy
Edwina Moore ... Edwina
Yasiin Bey ... Dante (as Dante Beze)
Seth Smith Seth Smith ... Seth
Kendall Cunningham Kendall Cunningham ... Kendall
Loren Randolph Loren Randolph ... Loren
Heather Ehlers Heather Ehlers ... Heather
Michael Balderrama Michael Balderrama ... Dancer
Troy Burgess Troy Burgess ... Dancer
Nicole Pantenburg ... Dancer (as Nikki Pantenburg)
John Gregory John Gregory ... Dancer (as John 'Havic' Gregory)
Travis Payne ... Dancer
Michael Gregory ... Dancer
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Are you scared yet?

Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael wanted the video to be scary but not scary to scare children but not corny at the same time as he wanted it to be taken seriously. See more »

Quotes

Maestro: Did I scare you?
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Alternate Versions

The first screening of the movie featured only the "2Bad" song, from the 1995's "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I" album. But since the marketing campaign had already started for Jackson's next album "Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix" they added "Is It Scary" and "Ghosts", both from the new album, which was released in January 1997. See more »

Connections

Featured in Michael Jackson Memorial (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

GHOST
Written by Michael Jackson
Co-written by Teddy Riley
Performed by Michael Jackson
Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Prods., Inc.
Mijac Music (BMI), admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Donril Music admin. by Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved
Used By Permission
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The Brilliance of a Man That Won't be Truly Appreciated Until he's Gone.
21 April 2006 | by LostntheFutureSee all my reviews

This video serves as a reminder that the only thing that has changed about Michael Jackson is the way we look at him. The genius is still there and has grown 10,000 times since thriller. If you put this movie up against thriller it makes thriller pale in comparison musically, special effects wise, basically in every way, it's just that most people are too stupid to see it because like little kids, they are too caught up in the way he looks (which is just fine in this movie btw).

The dancing is jaw dropping! The music is excellent! Makes you want to get up and dance! The plot is funny and shows Michael Jackson's sense of humor about the way he knows people think about him.

EXCELLENT MOVIE! Do yourself a favor and stop believing all the crap you hear and missing out on jaw dropping perfection which is everything he puts out!

In my opinion my top 10 favorite pieces of work by him are:

1) The 'Scream' Video (over 7 Million Dollars and you see every dime) 2) The 'Ghosts' Video / Movie 3) The 'Earth Song' Video (if it doesn't move you emotionally you're not human) 4) The 'HIStory' album (easily his best work for someone mentally over the age of 12) 5) The 'Dangerous' album (every song is perfection) 6) The 'You Rock My World' video (Chris Tucker, Malron Brando, Michael Madsen & Michael Jackson how do you not have a great video?) 7) The 'Invincible' album (10 million records sold & counting, great piece of work, tuned to perfect pop precision) 8) The 'Black or White' song / video (They are both excellent!!) 9) The 'Stranger in Moscow' song /video (I mean that's where you see how much of a genius he still is) 10) The 'Blood on The Dance Floor' album (the first five tracks really show how amazing he is as a writer, it awesome) *** Thriller goes without saying, but he really has done some of his best work since then.***


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson's Ghosts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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