Thriller Night
Thriller Night 2011 title card
Official movie poster
General information

Thriller Night



Release Date


Release on DVD

September 13, 2011 (Scared Shrekless)
August 28, 2012 (Shrek's Spooky Tales)


Holiday/Halloween special

Production information
Directed by

Gary Trousdale

Produced by

Dean Edwards
Michael Gough
André Sogliuzzo
Holly Fields

Preceded by: Succeeded by:
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Thriller Night The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
Thriller Night is a 6 minute short film parody of Michael Jackson's music video Thriller. It was directed by Gary Trousdale, and released on September 13, 2011, on the Scared Shrekless DVD. Deceased characters such as MongoPrince CharmingLord FarquaadFairy Godmother and King Harold in his frog form appear as zombies.

Dean Edwards and Sean Bishop reprised their roles as DonkeyPrince Charming and King Harold. However, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, and Cameron Diaz did not come back as Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Princess Fiona and they were replaced by Michael Gough, Holly Fields, and André Sogliuzzo.


The special starts with Shrek (Michael Gough) bursting out of a movie theatre angrily, followed by everyone else, including Princess Fiona (Holly Fields), Puss in Boots (André Sogliuzzo), and Donkey (Dean Edwards), who are all fine. Fiona checks if Shrek's all right and he replies that he actually wanted to see something scary because it is Halloween. As Shrek walks off, Donkey and Puss try to cheer Shrek up by singing Thriller. They begin to walk through the street (with Shrek annoyed by Donkey singing), and everyone begins to sing along. Puss (who plays the role on Vincent Price) tags behind and points to the graveyard, where many characters are rising from the dead: This includes Prince Charming (Sean Bishop), Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) and Fifi (Frank Welker {uncredited}), the Fairy Godmother (Pinky Turzo {whose wand was bent}), Lord Farquaad (Sean Bishop), the Headless Horseman, Captain Hook (Ian McShane), Mongo (Conrad Vernon), King Harold (Sean Bishop {in his frog form}), and the Pied Piper (Jeremy Steig). Everyone surrounds Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona (who prepares to do Karate on the zombies). The Pied Piper then begins playing his flute. Shrek tells Fiona that it's time to go, but when he turns around, she's now a zombie (much to his horror), and Puss and Donkey also become zombies. Everyone starts to dance, and so does Shrek (against his will). Singing eventually ensues, led by Donkey. At the end of the song, Shrek manages to break the Pied Piper's flute, complaining that he is going to be sore in the morning. As he turns around, he sees everyone (zombified) coming towards him to kill him. Donkey then yodels as he and the others close in on Shrek, preparing to eat his brains.

Shrek wakes up screaming and it is shown that he's really in the movie theatre. He asks if it is over. Unfortunately. he is told that he only slept through the previews and he has 3 more hours of children and puppets, much to Shrek's distress and he shouts out, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!".

But right before the short film ends, Puss comes out from the black background laughing evilly (also similar to Vincent Price) and then hisses.

Voice cast


Coming soon!


The short film was released on September 13, 2011.

Home media

Thriller Night was released alongside Scared Shrekless in September 2011.


The short film received favorable reviews.


A 3D version of the short was added in October 2011 to the Nintendo Video service for Nintendo 3DSowners.

A major continuity error, despite being a parody and not really part of the Shrek franchise, Characters who did not die in any of the previous installments were Zombies. Some of the dead characters are actually impossible to be Zombies. Lord Farquaad was eaten by Dragon in the original Shrek and probably long digested at this point, so it would have been impossible to bury him. He was already once seen as a ghost. Fairy Godmother exploded in Shrek 2, so it would have as well been impossible to bury her. Mongo would have in actual fact crumpled up into crumbs and died. Another continuity error is Rumpelstiltskin did not die, so it makes absolutely no sense why he was in a coffin, "rising from the dead". Other examples of villains portrayed as Zombies who never died were The Pied Piper, The Headless Horseman, Captain Hook and many more.




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