Thriller was the pop video that redefined pop videos - a 15 minute long
cinematic epic, shot by Hollywood legend John Landis, featuring balletic choreography
and a multi-million dollar price tag.
The horror-film inspired video was filled with breakdancing zombies
and werewolves, and deemed too terrifying to be shown during the
day. Thriller was first broadcast as a late night special and millions
tuned in to watch.
It made Michael
Jackson a cultural phenomenon and his album one of the biggest
sellers of all time.