Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? Written by
The shot pulling away from Audrey after the song "Somewhere That's Green" was so long that it required two cranes, one placed on top of the other, to pull it off. The camera actually shifts a little when the one crane stops and the other takes over. See more »
In one shot during the "Downtown" sequence, Audrey is obviously stepping off from a standing position on cue, although she's supposed to be continuing a walk down the sidewalk. See more »
On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...
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"Special Thanks" are given to Paul Dooley, because his scenes as Patrick Martin were cut and re-cast with Jim Belushi. Dooley's scenes are restored for the Director's cut, and consequently Belushi gets the "Special Thanks" instead. See more »
Finally Being Released with Its Superior Original Ending
Before they went on to helm one of the biggest resurgences in film
history with Disney's animated musicals in the late 80s-early 90s,
songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken wrote a comedic-musical of a
forgotten Roger Corman horror movie called Little Shop of Horrors. With
lyrics as smart as they are funny, and music as catchy as it is
kitschy, they caught the ears of director Oz. Using his history within
the Muppets factory to bring to cinematic life the darkly colorful
story, he gave us the silver screen adaptation, a wonderful combination
of stage and screen that has brought mischievous smiles to audiences
for 30 years. In it, the blessed Rick Moranis plays a florist trying to
balance his job, an angry boss, an abused love interest, and her
deranged dentist boyfriend. Oh, and a man-eating plant that is the only
thing keeping his life afloat. That creation alone is worth seeing the
movie for. Its size is imposing, its design is detailed, and even
without eyes there is an undeniable life in its puppet form. As for the
story, it's wonderfully simple, letting the songs and silliness reign
supreme. It's weakness may be in its direction, which isn't so much bad
as it is bland, never really moving away from essentially being a
filmed stage production. However, it's hard to really blame Frank Oz,
who dealt with so much studio intervention that he had to completely
change the ending to make it more palatable, and thus weaker.
Thankfully, the director's cut has been subsequently released in recent
years, and now we can more easily appreciate the film in all its mean
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