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833 Ratings

The Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by Roger Corman
United States, 1960
Comedy, Horror


A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it’s a bloodthirsty plant, forcing him to kill to feed it.

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The Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Roger Corman

Critics reviews

Shot in 3 days it may (or may not) have been, but they must’ve spent a long time in pre-production getting those timings right (the actors knew each other well, and it shows). The decline of ethnic humour means we no longer have characters like Mel Welles’ splenetic vaudeville Jew going on about “that meshugganah plant”, and that’s too bad.
September 27, 2014
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the reason it succeeds so wonderfully—and part of the reason it continues to endure to this day, not only as a cult item, but also as a cutting-edge visual-effects production and love story—is the filmmakers’ commitment to parlaying the story’s inherent juvenilia into something grand, almost tragic.
October 10, 2012
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