The Horror Honeys: Bump in the Night Jam - ‘Thriller’

Bump in the Night Jam - ‘Thriller’

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time
(They're open wide)
This is the end of your life

Listen. There are many things you can say about Michael Jackson. Mostly that he turned into his creature towards the end. I get it. But, I cannot take away his talent or his love for old Hollywood creature features, from werewolves to zombies to Vincent Price’s voiceover, and that love shines through here. I remember being allowed to stay up late when “Thriller” aired for the first time. I was a huge MJ fan as a kid and I was determined to stay awake and watch it. I did. And it actually terrified me. I’m no longer afraid of the video, but when the zombies stop dancing and start stomping towards the house, I still get a little shiver. Usually that shiver turns into a zombie shamble; probably due more to it’s new iterations in current pop culture - you can judge me, but I totally love 13 Going on 30 and the “Thriller” dance scene makes me squee. ~ZH