Today’s video is Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
As usual, I’ll be posting nothing but horror reviews & horror top ten lists through all of October so I’ll be skipping Music Video Fridays. I’ve already started my “Halloween Month” a little early by posting My Top Ten Chocolate Bars yesterday so figured I’d post a Halloween-y video today. What better choice is there than Thriller? 🙂
I’m not going to write much about this video as I can’t exactly add any facts that won’t be known by most people anyway. Right??? I hope you’ve all seen this video, directed by John Landis after Michael Jackson saw his film An American Werewolf In London. And you all know that Vincent Price does the spoken word in the song, I assume. Everyone has seen this video. Thriller is probably the greatest & most well known video of all time. My kid keeps bugging me to see this video (I’ve told her she’s not old enough yet but she loves Jackson’s songs).
Here’s one interesting fact from Wikipedia that I didn’t know:
“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; however, the video failed to earn an Academy Award nomination.”
I’ll never forget this being shown all the time in the good old days of MTV when they actually showed music videos & the neighbor boy running out of his house one day & yelling “Thriller is on MTV!” at me & then running back into his house. I of course ran straight inside to watch it as well. I also remember the slight controversy when we watched the “Making of Thriller” documentary at school since we were maaaaaybe a little too young to be shown that. Ah, the good old days when people didn’t freak the hell out & sue people over every little thing! I turned out just FINE even though I saw that documentary. RIGHT??!?!!?!?! 😉
Well, here’s the video even though you’ve all seen it. See you next week for my Month Of HORROR!!!! *Insert Vincent Price laugh here*
It just recently dawned on me that this is one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s unquestionably the best video ever made. One thing I don’t understand though, who’s house are they in at the end? Michael wakes her up and says he’ll take her home, so is that his house? They walked to his house after they left the movie because she was so frightened of a ’50s werewolf and she fell asleep on his couch?
Umm… Yeah, I assume it’s his house! She really is a bit of a wuss – the movie wasn’t that scary. I’d like to watch this video all the way through again sometime but the kid is always around. What age do you think a kid could watch this??
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