By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
This week’s YouTube Music Video Classic is a Halloween favourite that modernized the music video. Almost 14 minutes long including credits, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the length of a short film and is directed by John Landis, one of the first movie directors to direct a music video.
In the video, Jackson and a young woman (played by Ola Ray) are stuck in a forest when he suddenly turns into a werewolf. Then we find out the two are just watching a movie, which they walk out of and head home. Vincent Price does a voiceover about horror movies as zombies rise out of their graves. Jackson and his date are surrounded by zombies, then he turns into one and does the famous zombie dance with his undead dancers.