One of the greatest music videos of all time is Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”, which was directed by An American Werewolf in London‘s John Landis and boasted special effects by the great Rick Baker. With the iconic video newly restored in 4K 3-D and making festival rounds, we’re patiently awaiting news on how everyone else can catch the promised “theatrical event”. In the meantime, the Jackson estate is teasing something else.
The official Twitter account for Jackson just dropped the following teaser video for something called Scream (out September 29th), and it features all sorts of horror-themed visuals from black cats to spiders to ravens:
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) September 5, 2017
What’s interesting is that the song playing in the background is “Blood On The Dance Floor”, which was included on the remix album Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix. This is important because there was a previously never-before-released music video shot for a song called “Ghosts” which Jackson hoped would be the new “Thriller” – only featuring Jackson as a dancing skeleton. While it never was commercially released, it has been bootlegged since 1997 and is now on YouTube.
In addition, the album included “Is It Scary” and “Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme Remix)”, a duet with Janet Jackson. Could this be a new compilation album of horror-themed music time to coincide with “Thriller’s” re-release? One thing is for certain, it’s being called a new “album” on these posters pasted across Russia this past weekend: