Thriller rises from the dead?

A quick search for “Thriller” on YouTube brings up just over 51,000 hits, most of which are amateur copycat versions of Michael Jackson’s 1983 music video of that name. The wannabe M.J.s? Teenage girls; prison inmates; a high-school marching band; a 3-year-old; and a formal wedding party — bridesmaids, groomsmen and all — to name but a few.