VINTAGE FILM Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

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 : None

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