Michael Jackson is getting a lot of play on all of MTV's channels today, and with good cause. There are plenty of places you can go to check out the original video for "Thriller" as a result, but I feel that it deserves a special mention here on Movies Blog.
Directed by John Landis and featuring makeup/special effects work from creature creator Rick Baker, "Thriller" is nothing less than a full-blown short film set partially to Jackson's catchy song. It even ran alongside a screening of Disney's "Fantasia" after its 1983 MTV premiere in order to qualify for Oscar contention. The magic speaks for itself. "Thriller" continues to be regarded as the best music video of all time, and yet it is so much more than that. Watch and enjoy.
Don't miss "A Celebration Of Michael Jackson On MTV," airing at 6 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.