Unlike his previous music videos, Michael sings a song other than the titular song. His opening number, is a song called "2Bad" from the "HIStory album. The actual song "Ghosts" is played while The Mayor's body is possessed.
The film contains three songs: "Bad", "Ghosts", and "Is It Scary." All of them ended up on the album "Blood On The Dance Floor."
This was originally going to be an Addams Family promo called "Is This Scary", but it was never finished. Three years later, Michael Jackson got Stan Winston to direct and do special-effects. The finished project was renamed Ghosts.
Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def appears as one of the townspeople going by Dante Beze in the credits
Despite everyone saying it is from "Blood on the Dance Floor," the opening song, 2 Bad, is actually from "HIStory: Past, Present, Future Book I."
Michael wanted the video to be scary but not scary to scare children but not corny at the same time as he wanted it to be taken seriously.
Jackson wanted to outdo thriller with this however thriller still remains the top selling album and song of his career
Jackson wears a similar white v neck t shirt and white over shirt along with his black slacks, this costume is similar to what he wore in the film black or white, and will you be there
In the video you see Jackson wearing similar shoes in the ones he wore in the video smooth criminal
During filming his then wife now ex told him she was pregnant with their first child, to getaway from the crew and speak to him privately Rowe picked up Jackson on her motorcycle to tell him the news.
Director of the video was Stan Winston a well known horror movie producer and director
Jackson was hoping with this short film as well as the long version of ghosts to outdo his famous thriller video