Michael Jackson's Thriller was a music video for the song of the same name and it became an instant sensation around the globe. It was directed by John Landis, written by Landis and Jackson, and released on December 2, 1983. The music video takes inspiration from Horror and Supernatural titles.
In the 1950s, Michael Jackson and a young woman (Ola Ray) run out of gas while driving in a wooded area. They walk into the forest and Michael asks her to be his girlfriend. She accepts. He warns her that he is "not like other guys", transforms into a werewolf, and attacks her.
In the present, Michael and his girlfriend are watching the werewolf film in a theater. She leaves, scared by the film. In the street, Michael teases her by performing the verses of "Thriller". They pass a graveyard, where in the undead rise from their graves. The couple are surrounded and Michael becomes a zombie. He and the zombies dance to the song.
Michael and the zombies chase his girlfriend into an abandoned house. She screams and wakes up, realizing it was a nightmare. Michael embraces her, but turns to the camera and grins, revealing his werewolf eyes.
Michael Jackson : Himself
Ola Ray: Michael's Girl
- The budget was $ 1,100,000
- Run time: 13 minutes
- The film has won many awards.