Frank Zappa Plays A Hunchback On A Children’s Show, Narrated By Vincent Price

Frank Zappa as the hunchback in “The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers,”

Frank Zappa as the hunchback in “The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers,”

 
“The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers,” based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm, is remarkable because it’s got Frank Zappa playing a Transylvanian hunchback named Attilla and Vincent Price narrating, not to mention performances by Christopher Lee and David Warner. Here’s the plot, as summarized on the back of the old Betamax box:

“Overcoming fear is a problem for most people. But there once was a boy whose problem was his complete lack of fear! Peter MacNicol stars as that boy in this amusing production narrated by Vincent Price. The King, played by Christopher Lee, promises the boy treasure and a beautiful Princess, Dana Hill, if he can defeat an Evil Sorcerer who has haunted the King’s castle. The boy meets an ominous mute hunchback, a headless man, and finally, in a duel to the death, the Evil Sorcerer himself!”

Click here to read the whole story.

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