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Faerie Tale Theatre - The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers
Faerie Tale Theatre - The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers
Actors: John Achorn, Shelley Duvall, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen, Charlie Dell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2004     0hr 53min

A cowardly king offers a young man who isn't afraid of anything all the riches in the land if he rid the castle of a ghost.

     
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Actors: John Achorn, Shelley Duvall, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen, Charlie Dell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Romantic Comedies, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Comedy, Family Films, Fantasy
Studio: Starmaker II
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/16/2004
Original Release Date: 09/11/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1982
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 53min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Peter MacNicol and Dana Hill are superb
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 10/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"THE BOY WHO LEFT HOME TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SHIVERS is one of the scarier entries in the FAERIE TALE THEATRE series and thus may not be suitable for younger children, though older viewers will be captivated.

Martin (Peter MacNicol) sets out on a journey to discover the feeling of being scared. He meets an old King (Christopher Lee) who lets Martin stay in his haunted castle for 3 nights. If he makes it through the 3 nights without being scared away, he'll be rewarded with his own kingdom and a beautiful princess.

Dana Hill, David Warner and Frank Zappa co-star in this fabulous TALE. Highly-recommended."
A Graveyard Smash!!!
Jareth | Raleigh, NC USA | 01/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arguably the best of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre series, "The Boy Who Left Home..." is a macabre delight. Dragonslayer's Peter Macnicol is smart as the fearless boy and Christopher Lee is perfect as the son of Vlad the Impaler. An obvious homage to Lee's own British Hammer Horror films of the 50's with the narration of another genre favorite Vincent Price adding to the fun. Growing up in the 80's, I was entralled with the set design, actors and dry humor of this sensational series. Two or three aren't enough; buy all 26 of these priceless gems or buy the 4 disk set coming in January of 2005."
Hillarious, will be your favorite
Emily Davidson | Hawaii | 11/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the antics his family goes through to try to scare him, to the real ghosts of a haunted castle, "the boy who left home to find out about the shivers" is not phased. Granted, this is one of the scarrier faerie tale theatres, so maybe not good for children under 5 or 6, but will quickly become everyone's favorite episode."
TheBoy Who Left Home to Find out Aboutr the Shivers
Emily Davidson | 08/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Shivers is the greatest Faerie tale in the whole theatre.I grew up on these videos. I have been searching for a few years now to purchase these videos.I can't wait for them to become available. I would love to own the whole collection.These classic tales should be available for all children to see and enjoy.I must say The Faerie Tale theatre collection is the greatest among faerie tale production."