15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Thriller

Posted On : October 4, 2014

This year marks the 26th anniversary of Thriller and it was just announced that there will be a new 3-D release of Thriller coming soon, so we’re paying tribute to this timeless classic and getting in the Halloween spirit by showing you 15 facts about Thriller that went on behind the scenes that you probably didn’t know. Flip the pages…

Via : Music.Yahoo, TheFW, and Buzzfeed

1. Why Jackson Tried To Permanently Destroy All Footage Of The Thriller video

Jackson Almost Had The Footage Destroyed

Michael demanded that the film for the Thriller video be completely destroyed, so that the world would never see it after he found out that the Jehovah’s Witnesses (his family’s religion at the time) were threatening to excommunicate him (officially kick him out of the religion and ban him from ever practicing it again) because they believed the Thriller video violated their strict rules about occult imagery. But the editor and director hid the film canisters until the singer changed his mind.

It’s a good thing director John Landis and the editor were quick on their feet with that one. Could you imagine a world without “Thriller”?!! Crazy, right? Flip the pages to get more unknown facts about Thriller…