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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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:18 (cut)

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The Playboy centerfolds on Fudd's wall are of Karen Christy (Miss December 1971) and Danielle De Vabre (Miss November 1971).See more »


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Like A Boring 4th Grade Papier-Mache Project...With Sex, 23 October 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

Roger Corman's "The Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) was filmed in under five days with the teensiest of budgets, yet it is a very funny, consistently entertaining little gem of a movie. The 1972 soft-core remake, "Please Don't Eat My Mother," looks to have a practically nonexistent budget, too, but it is hardly ever funny and something of a chore to sit through. In this cheesy cheapie, we meet Henry Fudd, a middle-aged Jewish voyeur who lives with his kvetching mother and basically spends his time ogling horny couples "doing it" in the great outdoors of L.A. He comes into possession of a plant with an alluring female voice and, like Seymour Krelboin in Corman's original, soon finds himself procuring ever-larger animal species for it to consume and grow on. This houseplant is soon around 8' tall, and pretty hard to conceal from Mom in his bedroom.... Anyway, this film has absolutely no FX to speak of; the monster plant looks like a 4th grade papier-mache project. We never even get to see the plant attack its human victims; how they wind up inside the plant at all is a mystery to me. But why even critique this movie like a regular film? The flick is essentially just an excuse to show some fairly boring simulated sex scenes, strung together by a very silly story. I must say that it is very strange to see these X-rated scenes, with full male and female frontal, alternating with juvenile-humor vignettes. I can't imagine who this picture would appeal to today, in this age of XXX-rated DVDs and sci-fi/horror films with top-notch FX. If you want to see what the poor raincoat crowd had to settle for back when, I guess check it out. Beyond the awesome title, there's little of interest here. By the way, isn't it strange that Buck Kartalian, the film's star, recently played a guy named Henry on CBS' "HOW I MET YOUR Mother"?

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