Michael Jackson’s Ghosts

This Halloween week we will work on long-form music video Ghosts, a 1996 short film starring Michael Jackson, co-written by horror novelist Stephen King and directed by film director Stan Winston.

Activity 1: First, watch the video.

Activity 2: Now let’s find out more about the making of this film.

Activity 3: Write a film review using the following structure. (200-250 words). Incllude your review in you Goggle Drive document. You can add some pictures of the film too. DEADLINE: next Friday 31st October.


  1. Make your general reaction to the film clear
  2. Identify the following information:
  • Title
  • Genre
  • Director
  • Lead actors
  • Year of release


  1. Summarise the plot in a few sentences.
  2. Mention the setting: the place and time of the plot.
  3. Say something about the main characters.
  4. Say something about the content.


  1. Comment on the film.
  2. Let others know whether or not you liked the film.
  3. Why do you like it? Why don’t you like it?
  4. Is the film interesting or boring, etc.?
  5. Would you recommend the film?

You can use the following worksheet containing useful phrases to write a film review.

Activity 4: Now here is the classic “Thriller”.

Activity 5: Finally, let’s dance following the choreography of the song “Ghosts”. Let’s sing along too!

Activity 6: Why don’t we dance “Thriller” too?


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