Roy Wood Jr. imagines Thriller from the date's perspective

Last night, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. whiled away his Wednesday evening the same way so many adults do, which is to say he spent a few hours obsessing over Michael Jackson’s 14-minute music-video classic “Thriller.” The result reimagines the iconic short film from the perspective of Jackson’s…

How was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” remastered for 3D?

After watching An American Werewolf In London, Michael Jackson contacted John Landis to direct the music video for “Thriller.” The resulting video was iconic—it changed the media landscape, breaking down MTV’s color barrier and reinvigorating the home video market. John Landis debuted a remastered and 3D converted…

John Landis on how Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” changed the media landscape

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video was inspired by John Landis’ movie An American Werewolf In London. Jackson, according to Landis, loved the visual effects from the film and wanted to turn into a monster onscreen. The resulting video ended up sparking change across the media landscape, breaking down MTV’s color…

John Landis reflects on the creation of “Thriller” and working with Michael Jackson

It’s fairly common knowledge that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video was inspired by John Landis’ movie An American Werewolf In London. After watching the film, Jackson contacted Landis, who agreed to direct the video. In the video above, Landis talks about the conceptualization of “Thriller,” his experience…

This synchronized “Thriller” light display puts all others to shame

Anyone hoping to put on the year’s most impressive Halloween-themed light display should probably just give up right now. There is very little chance of topping what Creative Lighting Displays has achieved for an event called Thriller Nights Of Lights, currently running at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.…

Thriller becomes America’s first-ever trigintuple platinum album

In a shared lesson in both vocabulary, and the staying power of danceable, werewolf-themed grooves, Variety is reporting that Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become America’s first trigintuple—that is, 30 times—platinum-selling album. (That’s 30 million copies sold, for those of you that don’t grok record label metal…

Obama sings “Thriller,” just because

President Obama has always been prone to musical interludes, whether it’s crooning the opening bars of “At Last” or singing a few lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” But some of the best musical performances in his presidential terms have come from YouTube user Baracksdubs, who previously had the commander in…