B-Sides: A Thriller Rip-Off That'll Make You Want to Get Dead
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sometimes imitation can lead to sincere embarrassment. I’ll let you decide if sitting through this song & dance number clearly inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video from the 1985 TV horror musical The Midnight Hour will make you want to get dead.
It must be said that The Midnight Hour boasted quite an eclectic cast of B and C list actors, some whose careers had long since peaked and others who would go on to become better known than they were at the time they appeared in this.
Dick Van Patten
The bell of this monster’s ball was Shari Belafonte. “Get Dead” was her big musical number, and it delivered everything you could expect from a cheesy TV movie stab at recreating the aesthetics of “Thriller” right down to the goofy choreography and silly song lyrics.
I'm dead, you're dying,
Everybody should try it.
You heard the song. If you’ve never seen The Midnight Hour, then now is the time for you to try it. Get dead, already!
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