Michael Jackson’s Thriller will always be a part of any Halloween party playlist.
The spooky music video has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube. It also has been lauded by some of the biggest media publications as “the greatest music video of all-time.”
Part of the credit should go to the legendary horror actor Vincent Prince, who voiced the Rod Temperton-written monologue halfway through the song. The late actor only performed his sinister rap in front of a studio audience during a taping of The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.
As the song inches closer to its 35th birthday, GEEKS has assembled a potential group of actors who could record Price’s legendary monologue…if the Michael Jackson Estate decides to remix “Thriller” in 2018. But, these actors have to do the rap as their iconic villainous alter egos.
Mark Hamill as The Joker
Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine
Another actor from A Galaxy, Far, Far Away that could perform the “Thriller” rap is Ian McDiarmid, who portrayed Star Wars’ ultimate adversary: Emperor Palpatine. For five films, the Galactic Empire’s ruler gave moviegoers the chills with his menacing monologues. Not to mention, the actor has gone on record portraying the wicked tyrant once more. If he cannot play Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode IX, then this could be the next best thing!
Robert Axelrod & Barbara Goodson as Lord Zedd & Rita Repulsa
While many 90s kids might not recognize Robert Axelrod and Barbara Goodson’s faces, they would recognize their voices. The voice actors brought classic Power Rangers villains: Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa during the popular superhero franchise’s early years. Hearing the two actors trade-off Price’s lines and the duo’s combined iconic wicked laughter at the end of the song would make Power Rangers fans scream with delight.
Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
Pat Carroll as Ursula
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil
Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin
For the past seven seasons, Robert Carlyle entertained Once Upon a Time fans with his electrifying performance as Rumpelstiltskin. While Carlyle played the subdued Mr. Gold for the first six seasons of the ABC fairy tale drama, he also portrayed the wickedly wild Dark One in flashbacks. If the Dark One’s evil laugh does not give you the goosebumps, then nothing will.