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John Landis

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  • 'Thriller' Director Sues Michael Jackson

    LOS ANGELES -- The director and co-writer of Michael Jackson's 1983 "Thriller" video, whose company is already suing the pop star for back royalties, is apparently not-so-thrilled about a possible Broadway-style stage production either. John Landis,...
  • 25 'Thriller' facts

    25 'Thriller' facts
    1. "Thriller," the biggest-selling album ever, wasn't the only Michael Jackson work released in November 1982. A few weeks before it was set to hit stores, MCA Records released an album of Jackson reading the story of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and...
  • 'Superman,' 'Heroes' Stars Face 'Fear Itself'

    NBC's upcoming series "Fear Itself" will feature Superman and one of "Mad Men's" women, and the directors of "American Psycho," "Re-Animator" and three of the "Saw" movies are on board as well. The show, a suspense and horror anthology a la Showtime's...
  • 'Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story' is a wonderful tribute to the horror huckster

    There never was a movie mogul like William Castle. "The poor man's Alfred Hitchcock" wasn't so much a gifted director as a brilliant showman, a horror huckster of the first order who made his cheesy B-movies "events" by finding gimmicks and milking them...
  • Documentary Films at the Florida Film Festival

    ANITA O'DAY: THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER Friday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. at Regal Saturday, April 5, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. at Regal Considered by many to be one of the top five female jazz singers ever, Anita O'Day lived a life that from the...
  • 'Thriller' dance Guinness world record attempt includes Hollywood & Highland

    'Thriller' dance Guinness world record attempt includes Hollywood & Highland
    The hardest part of learning the moves in Michael Jackson’s legendary “Thriller” music video isn't the fancy footwork or the hip swivels. It's the iconic "claw swing." "You show your claws to the left, then swing down, show your claws...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio May Step Into the 'Twilight Zone'

    Are Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle looking to bring "The Twilight Zone" back to the big screen? That's what The Hollywood Reporter says, indicating that the Warner Bros.-based banner has been seeking pitches based on episodes of the Rod...
  • 'Laugh-In' Actor Henry Gibson Dies

    'Laugh-In' Actor Henry Gibson Dies
    MALIBU -- Veteran comic character actor Henry Gibson, whose career included the 1960's hit "Laugh-In," and more recently " King of the Hill," died Monday. Gibson died at his home in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73. Gibson was born...
  • Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'

    Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'
    When choreographer and dance instructor Ines Markeljevic rounded up 62 people in Toronto in 2006 to perform the dance from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, she probably didn't imagine her humble gathering would spark a worldwide phenomenon. In 2007,...
  • Guard Is Arrested in Universal Studios Fire

    A Universal Studios security guard who had been on the job less than two months was arrested Wednesday in the multimillion-dollar arson fire that gutted part of the historic studio's back lot, authorities said. The blaze destroyed sets used in such...
  • Michael's Video Takes Beating; 4 Minutes Cut

    In response to negative criticism and viewer outrage over a controversial four-minute dance sequence in Thursday's worldwide premiere of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video, during which the frail superstar violently smashes a car and simulates...