When director Joseph Kahn was approached to do the music video, he was told the Backstreet Boys were like a "white Jodeci," referring to the '90s R&B quartet known for their hit "Come And Talk To Me." But when Kahn, whose resumé was stacked with R&B and hip-hop acts, met with BSB and saw their smooth dance moves, he thought they were more like "little Michael Jacksons." With MJ's famous "Thriller
" video in mind, which had the singer leading a choreographed dance with zombies, he developed a similar concept for the Backstreet Boys.
In the video, the boy band's tour bus breaks down near a spooky mansion, where they're forced to spend a harrowing night. The haunted manor has a transformative effect on the boys, changing Brian Littrell into a werewolf; AJ McLean into Erik, The Phantom Of The Opera
recluse; Kevin Richardson into the two-faced Dr. Jekyll & Hyde; Howie D
into Dracula; and Nick Carter into a mummy. They converge in the ballroom and bust out "Thriller"-esque moves with a group of dancers. At the end, they're relieved to discover the whole experience was just a nightmare - that is until their driver turns out to be a monster.