Tribeca celebrates Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

Zombies take over the Tribeca Film Festival for the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking music video.

By Caitlin Shamberg
Published April 26, 2008 2:36PM (UTC)
main article image

Thriller director John Landis, zombies and Michael Jackson fans celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Thriller" at the Tribeca Film Festival. Landis recalled the fun four-day shoot and told the audience that the record label didn't think the video was a good investment, but by producing the "Making of Thriller" documentary (which they dubbed "The Making of Filler"), they could sell the feature-length program. Both classics were screened at the "Tribeca Drive In" and we asked audience members to show us their ghoulish makeup and undead moves.

Caitlin Shamberg

Caitlin Shamberg is a former multimedia editor at Salon.

MORE FROM Caitlin Shamberg

Related Topics ------------------------------------------