Thriller Headed Back To The Big Screen For A 3D Debut

Horror director John Landis has spilled the beans on his plans for a Thriller, 3D re-release. Landis told the New York Daily News, "there is something happening with Thriller. It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen." Hell yes. And they have plans… » 10/07/14 3:47pm 10/07/14 3:47pm

The Beginning of "Thriller" Animated Entirely in LEGO Bricks

We've seen Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video reenacted by LEGO minifigs before, but Annette Jung takes a different approach, creating a stop-motion animation using LEGO bricks as pixels. » 9/07/13 2:00pm 9/07/13 2:00pm

An alternate history of Michael Jackson and the black space age

In 1985, Ebony ran this hopeful image of Michael Jackson, projecting what he would look like at the age of 40. Today it's like a wistful imagining of what might have been, if Jackson's career had taken a different turn. These pictures are just one part of a fascinating article on black retro-futurism by Rebecca… » 8/29/13 12:20pm 8/29/13 12:20pm

What's the next technology that will change the way you watch movies?

Motion-capture has totally altered our movie-going experience in just a few years. From the Na'vi to Gollum to Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, our favorite movie characters are increasingly a blend of computer animation and an actor's real performance. » 9/04/12 1:22pm 9/04/12 1:22pm

This is the greatest cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" ever…

How does one improve upon the fourth best song on Thriller? Why, with sparkly Illuminati costumes and orc makeup, of course. » 9/03/12 8:30am 9/03/12 8:30am

The Weird Relationship Between a Michael Jackson Impersonator and an…

It's hard to perform a Michael Jackson routine night after night, lipsynching to the king of pop. But it gets a lot more complicated when you're being stalked by a psychotic robot — and it can only get worse when the robot decides that it's a Michael Jackson fan. » 1/06/12 9:30am 1/06/12 9:30am

Perhaps the least enthusiastic rendition of Thriller ever performed

At last month's Denver Pridefest, a trio of dancers reenacted Michael Jackson's zombie-stomp number "Thriller." The performance would've been otherwise serviceable if it hadn't been for a flailing werewolf who appeared perpetually on the verge of forgetting his choreography. » 7/10/11 8:00am 7/10/11 8:00am

Did Glee ruin Michael Jackson's Thriller?

Last night the gleeks premiered their mash-up of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll". There were zombies, football players, hyper cuts of the dancing (we wish we could have seen more moves!) and lots of autotune. What did you make of the sweetened zombie spectacle? » 2/07/11 11:17am 2/07/11 11:17am

Glee pours its sugar over Michael Jackson's Thriller next

What's Glee's next pop victim? Michael Jackson's zombie dancing horde from Thriller. Let's be honest, "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" was a bit of a bust, so Glee, you've really got to bang this one out. Here's a first look. » 1/10/11 9:39am 1/10/11 9:39am

The Thriller movie will be 90 minutes of zombie Michael Jackson staring…

You know what film was just screaming to be made? An entire feature film based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller!" And y'know what else? It's based on Vincent Price's lyrics! It'll be like Captain EO on salvia! » 10/26/10 6:30pm 10/26/10 6:30pm

Disneyland Reopens Captain EO To Throngs Of Jackson Faithful

The unjustly shuttered Captain EO 3D ride reopened in California yesterday, and people absolutely lost their shit. Fans waited overnight to catch a first glimpse of the George Lucas-produced extravaganza. » 2/24/10 10:40am 2/24/10 10:40am

Michael Jackson's Zombie Musical Honored by the Library of Congress

Of all the things the King of Pop was famous for, Michael Jackson's music video for "Thriller" was one of his geekiest contributions. Today, the zombie-themed short was officially selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry. » 12/30/09 3:30pm 12/30/09 3:30pm

Japanese Monsters Catch On To The Thriller Dance Craze

Stormtroopers, prisoners, Lego people — it's hard to find a group of folks who haven't danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller. And now rubber Japanese monsters have joined the ranks of dancers hoping to channel the late King of Pop. » 12/07/09 7:40am 12/07/09 7:40am

Maybe Michael Jackson Will Live Again After All

We've told you before about the rumors that Disney are planning to resurrect the Michael Jackson-starring Captain EO - rumors that Disney CEO Bob Iger has denied. So why are those rumors predicting an announcement today? » 9/12/09 7:00am 9/12/09 7:00am

Mighty Captain EO And His Dance Fighting Crew To Return To Disney?

Rumors are circulating that Michael Jackson and George Lucas' 3D Captain EO theater experience will be returning to Disney World 2010. Let's hope this time they keep the map away from Hooter — damn elephant aliens. [MiceAge] » 9/03/09 9:40am 9/03/09 9:40am

Michael Jackson's Science Fictional Life

With Michael Jackson dead, we're at the end of an era. But even though we have to hustle into the future without him, nobody will ever forget Jackson's strangely brilliant contributions to science fiction and fantasy. » 6/25/09 4:48pm 6/25/09 4:48pm

Thriller The Muscial Will Save Broadway

Shake off your red leather jacket and crazy contact lenses: a big budget Thriller Musical is in the works. Chicago is ready to fling open its theater doors to a Michael Jackson monster-fest. » 1/26/09 3:15pm 1/26/09 3:15pm

What If Star Wars Had Starred Michael Jackson?

Here are a few of the awesomest moments from Captain EO, Michael Jackson's science fiction movie which played in Disney's Epcot Center from 1986 to 1994. There are so many incredible things in this film, from the weird squirrel that sits on Michael's shoulder to the constantly farting elephant. Not to mention Anjelica… » 6/06/08 5:00pm 6/06/08 5:00pm

Michael Jackson, Sci-Fi Fanatic

Michael Jackson spent three hours in a Las Vegas book store and came out with boxes of science fiction and other books. His face covered with band-aids, plus sunglasses and a hat and scarf, he looked every bit the visiting alien. Which raises the question: what kind of science fiction does Jackson like? Chris… » 12/20/07 11:45am 12/20/07 11:45am