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Ghosts (1997)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | July 1997 (USA)
The music video for Michael Jackson's song "Ghosts", a five-minute shortened version of Michael's original 39 minute short-film, 'Ghosts'.

Director:

Stan Winston

Writers:

Stan Winston (screenplay), Mick Garris (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jackson ... Maestro / Mayor / Mayor Ghoul / Super Ghoul / Skeleton / Himself
Pat Dade Pat Dade ... Pat
Amy Smallman Amy Smallman ... Amy
Edwina Moore ... Edwina
Yasiin Bey ... Dante (as Dante Beze)
Seth Smith Seth Smith ... Seth
Kendall Cunningham Kendall Cunningham ... Kendall
Loren Randolph Loren Randolph ... Loren
Heather Ehlers Heather Ehlers ... Heather
Michael Balderrama Michael Balderrama ... Dancer
Troy Burgess Troy Burgess ... Dancer
Nicole Pantenburg ... Dancer (as Nikki Pantenburg)
John Gregory John Gregory ... Dancer (as John 'Havic' Gregory)
Travis Payne ... Dancer
Michael Gregory ... Dancer
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Storyline

The story tells of a small town that is very much bothered by a very strange and weird man living in a visually haunted house. One day the mayor decides to go with a couple of people from his town to the weird man who's living up the hill, and tell him to leave. When they reach the mayor starts convincing him to leave his town, but the people with the mayor started liking Michael Jackson, and he started singing to them and scaring the mayor. Until in the end the mayor gets too scared and runs away, and the people come to know that Michael isn't too bad after all. Written by Ali <alsaatij@batelco.com.bh>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Are you scared yet?

Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson's Ghosts See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Song is off the 1997 album blood on the dance floor See more »

Quotes

Maestro: I do like scaring people, yes, but it's just for fun.
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Alternate Versions

Original version featured the song "2 Bad", and other version includes 2 extra songs: "Is It Scary?" and "Ghosts". See more »

Connections

Featured in Michael Jackson Memorial (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

2 BAD
Written by Michael Jackson
Music composed by Bruce Swedien, Rene Moore (as Rene), and Dallas Austin
Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc., Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flytime [sic] Productions,
Inc.
Mijac Music (BMI), admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Bruce Swedien Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Rene Moore Music (ASCAP)
EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
DARP Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
Special Version From the Epic Release HIStory - PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - BOOK I
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How does he move like that?
11 December 2005 | by i_wonder_u_090182See all my reviews

I love this as its just so cool and so Michael (all wild imagination and amazing dance routines) and brings the joys of childhood and the memories every child had of the haunted house down the road that never was haunted

Michael takes a simple Childhood fantasy adds some magic and brings it to life it's one of those short film where you can imagine you were there with superb special effects and Amazing dance routines.

Michael Jackson fan or not this short film slash music video is the totally cool to get you moving to the beat wonder how do his legs do that? and appreciating the talent MJ really does have as a performer.


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