Re: Ghosts and why it wasnt a 2nd Thriller (in terms of popularity among the public)
Unfortunately i think Ghosts "suffers" from a row of things...
-its too long
-Michaels screaming is just way too much (annoys the hell out of me)
-it has too much of a modern Disney childrens/family type of movie (which hardly becomes classic with adults)
-the music is not strong enough... ("Is It Scary" is an underrated masterpiece but the short (later added) part of it doesnt save the film)
-the whole film was not part of a super mega hype as the Thriller album
-lack of promotion in general
If it had been centered around ONE great dance smash hit single (like TDCAU)
chances to become a classic would have been much better.
But anyway, other than that its a great flick for fans... great effects, great dance, great Michael.
But sometimes that just isn't enough.