Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Halloween Countdown 2015: Michael Jackson's Thriller
Here is the video, one of MTV's highest rated of all time. Michael was still cute when he made this. Then he started getting scary-looking in real life through repeated surgeries.
This song includes Vincent Price "rapping." John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) directed the video. He brought along Rick Baker from American Werewolf to do the make-up.
Unforgettable choreography by Michael Peters.
Incidentally, Playboy centerfold Ola Ray plays Michael's girlfriend in this. She had to sue the superstar for royalties due to her. Eventually, after Jackson's death, his estate settled with Ms Ray out of court.
Happy Halloween, everyone!