Like the bloodthirsty plant growing in the titular shop, this is a story that keeps coming back to life. First filmed in 1959 by shlockmeister Roger Corman for just $28,000 (with VFA winner Jack Nicholson as the dental patient), Little Shop was revived as an off-Broadway musical in 1982 before becoming this bigger-than-Aliens-budget extravaganza. In 2016, the musical is touring again in the United Kingdom – making Audrey’s, like Ripley’s, a 57-year journey.
Director: Frank Oz
Screenplay by: Howard Ashman
Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and the voice of Levi Stubbs
Major nominations on original release : NoneSee all nominees