The Little Shop of Horrors

An enjoyable musical/horror/comedy adapted from a rather popular off-Broadway production. Seymour, a shaky and meek flower shop worker has his life turned around when a venus flytrap-like plant comes into his life. It generates so much public attention that his flower shop starts rolling in big bucks. A problem occurs when it comes to feeding the thing, however. It won't eat plant food, water or dirt, but what it will take is human blood. It sounds creepy, and it is, but the film is too upbeat and will most likely not gross anyone out. The songs are not magnificent, but they are toe-tapping; Steve Martin's outstanding performance as the violent dentist is by far the highlight. Originated from Roger Corman's 1960 cult classic by the same name.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray

Voice of:

Levi Stubbs

Directed by:

Frank Oz


1986 horror/musical

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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