Get ready to feel old—again! It was 33 years ago today that Michael Jackson’s seminal, hugely influential video Thriller first premiered on MTV. Over the years, critics and fans have come to see Thriller as more than simply a 13-minute music video: It’s a short film with a truly bizarre mash-up of genuine thrills and synchronized dancing. The fact that Thriller was directed by John Landis (of American Werewolf in London fame) directed Thriller goes a long way towards explaining why the video continues to resonate with Horror Freaks to this day—regardless of whether they consider themselves fans of Jackson’s music.
To celebrate, enjoy Thriller in the video below. It remains a singularly unique horror viewing experience!