Little Shop of Horrors is a fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen. Almost nothing is left besides the setting and story outline from the 1961 Roger Corman film that inspired the 1982 stage musical [book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken].

Little Shop of Horrors is a fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen. Almost nothing is left besides the setting and story outline from the 1961 Roger Corman film that inspired the 1982 stage musical [book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken].

Living a rather mundane life, working in Mushnik’s flower shop are Seymour (Rick Moranis) and Audrey (Ellen Greene), that is until lightning strikes and the natural order of things is turned upside down. Through a chain of events just silly enough to be fun, Seymour becomes the proud owner of Audrey II, a rare breed of plant that makes him famous and his boss (Vincent Gardenia) prosperous. Audrey II develops an insatiable appetite for human flesh.

1986: Nominations: Best Song (‘Mean Green Mother from Outer Space’), Visual Effects

Little Shop of Horrors

Production

Warner/Geffen. Director Frank Oz; Producer David Geffen; Screenplay Howard Ashman; Camera Robert Paynter; Editor John Jympson; Music Miles Goodman; Art Director Roy Walker

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 88 MIN.

With

Rick Moranis Ellen Greene Vincent Gardenia Steve Martin James Belushi John Candy

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