THE BOY WHO LEFT HOME TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SHIVERS (1984)
Part of my cult classic throwback collection.
Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Frank Zappa… You can’t tell me this isn’t pure gold! I have seen this underrated Vincent Price masterpiece 1,000 times. As a kid, I was absolutely enchanted by it, and regrettably played the VHS to its death.
There is a particular ghoul juggling scene that plays with special effects in a way that made me fascinated with film-making. This is not a slasher film, but rather a superstitious horror comedy, skillfully crafted by the masters of the genre.
Side note: This short is part of the 1980's “Faerie Tale Theatre” collection, which has a lot of great other classic shorts as well.