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The Little Shop of Horrors

The Little Shop of Horrors

Roger Corman (1960)

72min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
According to Hollywood legend, this riotous no-budget comedy horror from cult director Roger Corman was shot in three days on a leftover set. Jonathan Haze plays the browbeaten florist's apprentice who breeds a carnivorous plant that starts terrorising the neighbourhood. Look out for Jack Nicholson, who's hilarious as Wilbur Force, the masochistic dental patient reading Pain magazine in the waiting room. This cult Corman cheapie went on to inspire a hit Broadway musical, which was itself adapted as a film in 1986.

Summary

A downtrodden shop assistant working for an overbearing florist secretly creates an entirely new species of plant. However, he discovers it needs to feed on human flesh to survive and is driven to commit murder to keep it growing. Roger Corman's horror comedy, starring Jonathan Haze and Dick Miller, featuring an early screen appearance by Jack Nicholson.

Cast & Crew

Seymour Krelboined Jonathan Haze
Audrey Fulguard Jackie Joseph
Gravis Mushnik Mel Welles
Winifred Krelboined Myrtle Vail
Mrs Shiva Leola Wendorff
Burson Fouch Dick Miller
Wilbur Force Jack Nicholson
Director Roger Corman
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Hemdale Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Contains some violence Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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