The music video "Michael Jackson's Thriller", directed by John Landis and co-written by John Landis and Michael Jackson. Choreography by Michael Peters and Michael Jackson. The song "Thriller" performed by Michael Jackson with 'Rap' portion by Vincent Price. Seen here, Michael Jackson as a zombie front and center dancing with the undead. Initial release December 2, 1983. Screen capture. © 1983 Optimum Productions. Credit: © 1983 Optimum Prod. / Flickr / Courtesy Pikturz. .Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context.