It's Time to Watch Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Again... - Bloody Disgusting!

It’s Time to Watch Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Again…

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The surprisingly awesome “new” Michael Jackson album, Xscape, is now in stores worldwide, which means you should be on Vevo reliving the classic music videos that helped make Jackson the King of Pop.

If you haven’t, we’re here to remind you that it’s about that time again to re-watch “Thriller,” the 13-minute 1983 musical masterpiece directed by American Werewolf in London‘s John Landis, and featuring the effects work on the great Rick Baker. The video co-stars former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray.

In the short, 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.

An interesting tidbit off wiki explains that the infamous red jacket that Jackson wore was designed by John Landis’ wife Deborah Landis to make him appear more “virile”. Also interesting, to qualify for an Academy Award as a short subject, the film was shown in a theatrical screening along with the 1940 Disney animated feature Fantasia, in December 1983; the video however failed to earn an Academy Award nomination!

Still no word on when this will get some sort of HD release, although we did check back in with Landis, who resolved his dispute with the Jackson estate back in 2012.

  • That video is just phenomenal. Not only it has aged well, it still has amazing production values, the dancing is epic and all the movie and horror references make it just more awesome. In all honesty, I can see why this is considered the most influential video of all time. It is fun, it is scary, it has Vincent Price’s voice in it, the choreography is beyond awesome, the vocals top notch. They do not make videos like these anymore. Michael Jackson did wow with his short films. Period

  • That video is just phenomenal. Not only it has aged well, it still has amazing production values, the dancing is epic and all the movie and horror references make it just more awesome. In all honesty, I can see why this is considered the most influential video of all time. It is fun, it is scary, it has Vincent Price’s voice in it, the choreography is beyond awesome, the vocals top notch. They do not make videos like these anymore. Michael Jackson did wow with his short films. Period