It's too big not to mention, but Michael Jackson died today.
I remember watching the DEBUT of Michael Jackson's Thriller on MTV.
Now, this was the 80s... a time when music videos were new, an entire CHANNEL playing music videos was newer, and a complete horror short and video by one of the biggest pop stars of that time --and ever-- was the razor's edge. The debut of that video was an EVENT. Something you don't really see today. It also scared the crap outta me. That close-up of the zombie with the blue stuff in his mouth FREAKED... ME... OUT.
I also enjoyed watching the wide-eyed glee in Michael's character as he watches the movie-within-a-movie revealed in the glowing marquee: "Thriller."
You got a lot for your money in the video: Thriller.
Werewolves, Zombies, a musical, Vincent Price voice-over and all Directed by John Landis.
As I've mentioned in THIS post of the past, as I young horror hound, I would watch "The Making of Thriller" over and over until the VHS tape was literally wearing out. Watching Jackson, Landis and one of my heroes Rick Baker all working together was amazing.
No matter what your opinion of the man, give the embedded video a watch and enjoy the work of an artist and a showman... one more time.