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March 1973 (USA) See more »
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A middle-aged man buys a plant with a sexy voice that develops a craving for insects, frogs, dogs, and humans. | Add synopsis »
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Buck Kartalian ... Henry Fudd
Lynn Lundgren ... Clarice Fudd
Art Hedberg ... Florist
Alice Friedland ... Call Girl (as Alice Fredlund)
Adam Blair
Flora Weisel ... Girl in Car (as Flora Wiesel)

Ric Lutze ... Harry

Rene Bond ... Harry's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Burns ... Guy in Park (uncredited)
David Curtis ... Lover (uncredited)
Carl Monson ... Officer O'Columbus (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Monson 
Writing credits
Eric Norden (written by)

Produced by
Carl Monson .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer (as Harry Novak)
Film Editing by
Paul Heslin 
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
Art Department
Mike McCloskey .... set constructor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dan Foly .... sound
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... effects (as Harry Wolman)
Visual Effects by
Robert Costa .... opticals (as Bob Costa)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Beckett .... camera operator
F. Stop Fitzgerald .... grip (as F Stop Fitzgerald)
William Rotsler .... still photographer
Phil Kaufman .... key grip (uncredited)
Other crew
Dee Drew .... script

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Also Known As:
"Glump" -
"Hungry Pets" -
"Please Not My Mother" -
"Please Release My Mother" -
"Sex Pot Swingers" - USA (alternative title)
"Sexpot Swingers" - USA (alternative title)
"La plante qui aimait les femmes" - France (TV title)
"Parakalo, min trote... tin mama mou!" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
UK:18 (cut)

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Strange Fun, 13 October 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Please Don't Eat My Mother! (1972)

** (out of 4)

Softcore remake of Roger Corman's The Little Shop of Horrors manages to show a lot of skin as well as turn out to be a smart spoof in its own right. Buck Kartalian (from Planet of the Apes) plays a loser who lives with his mom and hasn't even been with a woman. One day he buys a plant, which turns out to have a sexy female voice but even weirder is that the plant needs live food to stay alive. There's no question that this one here is more sex than horror but as far as these Something Weird type films goes this one is pretty good. There are quite a few funny scenes with our loser trying to comfort the plant who is dying of hunger. There are even better scenes of him battling with his mother who hears the female plant's voice and thinks that her virgin son has a real woman in his bed. There are countless sex scenes and I was rather shocked at how far one went but for the most part they are fairly harmless and not too erotic.

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