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½ August 1, 2017
Funny, yet scary in a funny way.
June 19, 2016
Olipahan huikea kauhukomedia, ideana jo niin järjetön että siitä ei voi olla pitämättä. Ehdotonta kulttikamaa, kaikille jotka tykkäävät katsoa "jotain muuta"
November 27, 2015
Feed me.

Seymour works for a struggling flower shop owner and his beautiful daughter. Seymour and the daughter are in love, of sorts, while Seymour nurtures a unique plant to life that has a presence that sparks success in the flower shop. The unfortunate news is the new good luck plant requires more and more blood to survive.

"You may have been a crummy dentist but you were a nice fella."

Roger Corman, director of House of Usher, The Terror, The Raven, Last Woman on Earth, Bloody Mama, The Wild Angels, and The Secret Invasion, delivers Little Shop of Horrors. The storyline for this picture is epic, funny, and marvelously entertaining. I loved the script and the way the characters were presented. The acting was excellent and the cast includes Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, and Dick Miller.

"Master would like more fat."

This was airing on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this Halloween season and I had to DVR it. This is an all time classic and maybe my favorite Corman picture. This was a masterpiece that is worth watching on an annual basis.

"Oh goody, goody here he comes."

Grade: A
October 29, 2015
Say what you will of this excessively campy budget comedy/horror, but don't forget it was created, written, filmed and finished with a non-existent budget in just 2 days using a shop set from another movie before it was dismantled.
September 13, 2015
A goofy, funny, and fascinating watch after having been a fan of the 1986 version and the stage production. Really low budget, but somehow works. Also, look for a young Jack Nicholson.
September 12, 2015
A classic. But so bad in parts its hilarious.
½ June 16, 2015
A startlingly original and deliciously delirious comedy, much funnier than it has any right to be
June 14, 2015
Short and sweet. Quite a fun watch.
June 2, 2015
This is very poor quality, half the time you can't even see the faces.
January 31, 2015
This is a low budget movie made by Roger Corman in 1960. It's about a guy who grows a plant that is based on a Venus fly trap but he feeds it human blood. When it gets bigger he feeds it dead bodies. The movie became a cult classic. It's a comedy horror movie. It also spoofs the TV show Dragnet. The main reason to watch it is because it has a young Jack Nicholson in a small part. This was the kind of movie up and coming movie directors would make to show off their skill at directing and to see how young actors look on film. The movie is in black and white. This movie would have disappeared if it hadn't inspired a musical Broadway play in New York. The play then inspired a big budget musical color movie in 1986.
October 30, 2014
Despite being well-received by critics, this just seems like a basic, bland B-movie, with a complete lack of dedication on the screen, despite being intended to be humourous.
½ October 11, 2014
This version of Little Shop of Horrors made me long for the musical. It's pretty awful. Yes, it's fun to see Jack Nicholson in one of his first major roles, but that's about all this movie has to offer. The acting is so bad that it's distracting and the dialogue isn't much better. Thank goodness for Rifftrax, which helped it feel a little less miserable. Bless you, Rifftrax. Bless you.
Super Reviewer
½ October 4, 2014
Think of a roomful of people all doing Jerry Lewis' New York Jew boychick routine for a little over an hour and you've got an idea of the comic goals sought after here, like an Mad magazine parody brought to life already. There are some laffs, granted, but let's remember it's a Corman effort, with the corresponding amount of thought behind it.
September 24, 2014
I never saw this version.
September 18, 2014
An interesting movie.
½ August 27, 2014
Investing time or energy in this bad little B-movie is simply not worth it.
½ August 2, 2014
This is just silly. But kinda adorable.
May 2, 2014
A no budget masterpiece. Brilliant comedy horror film with a great script and ensemble cast. Don't blink or you will miss Jack Nicholson!
April 11, 2014
Surprisingly awesome movie.
April 10, 2014
Said to be filmed within a period of only two days, I could rest my predictions for what The Little Shop of Horrors would be like solely on the fact that it was a Roger Corman film.

And you can clearly tell that the film is a Roger Corman piece. I mean, the camera quality is very rough and doesn't capture the best qualities of the actors' faces, just as the quality of the sound doesn't greatly capture what the actors are all saying. It is easily difficult to translate what is happening, but considering that the film is a Roger Corman piece, that is predictable.
The Little Shop of Horrors is one of Roger Corman's most landmark pieces simply because it later turned into a musical and then a famous Rick Moranis remake. The amount of success a film like this has would be usually unprecedented, but it got lucky somehow. Perhaps it is the odd blend of horror and comedy.
The Little Shop of Horrors is one of the earliest examples of a horror comedy film, which is actually fairly interesting. I mean, Roger Corman's low budget film style is what makes a horror film like this iconic, and the fact that it is so ridiculous and low budget combined with such ridiculous acting actually manages to make it entertaining.
The rough visual quality of the camera manages to distort the cheap set design and props which therefore makes it a slightly more convincing film, and the way it tells its ridiculous story is so iconic of Roger Corman's B-movie style that it is gleefully entertaining.
The Little Shop of Horrors is simply an influential guilty pleasure and is one of the better examples of extremely low budget filmmaking that Roger Corman could produce simply due to its ridiculously farcical comedy elements. It was very surprising how much I enjoyed The Little Shop of Horrors, but thanks to Roger Corman and a hilarious cast, it was thoroughly successful. The ridiculous farcical acting of the B-movie style in The Little Shop of Horrors is actually perfect and just adds to the silly fun of the film.
Jonathan Faze's lead performance in The Little Shop of Horrors is hilarious. He is clearly an inexperienced actor and his skill at portraying a neurotic character comes from the fact that his attempts to really try are very awkward which actually makes him perfect for the role. He captures the awkward demeanour of Seymour Krelboyne with simple ease without ever failing due to his flawless ability to stay in the B-movie roots of the film without problem, and it is fun to watch him go at it as the lead in The Little Shop of Horrors.
Jackie Joseph supplies an ditzy sort of female character to The Little Shop of Horrors who has a childish female demeanour in how she speaks which makes the comedic aspects of the film more effective. Her attractive qualities and natural talent at playing a senseless female character is something she achieves with ease, and it reminds us of the ditzy female archetype which was popular back in the 50's and 60's. She captures the role with ease, and you can see that Roger Corman finds appeal in showing her a shirt that has her nipples poking through.
Myrtle Vail also does a fairly decent job of bringing the laughs on in The Little Shop of Horrors.
Charles B. Griffith's voice work as Audrey Junior was fairly hilarious as well because if how senselessly ridiculous it was and the constant deep and gritty sound of his voice made him ideal for the part.
One of the most commonly boasted things about The Little Shops of Horrors on its advertisinbe is the fact that it gave a small part to the actor later considered the greatest actor of his generation, Jack Nicholson who would score the most Academy Award nominations for acting that any man would ever receive. So the simple fact that Roger Corman managed to notice him before his career boost is actually pretty hilarious. His brief appearance as Wilbur Force is hilarious because of his goofy attitude and the fact that it is Jack Nicholson in a cheap Roger Corman B-movie before his international success as a three time Academy Award winning Actor. Jack Nicholson is hilarious for his brief performance in The Little Shop of Horrors, and too look back at where he started in the film is just hilarious.

So in the end, The Little Shop of Horrors is an influential B-movie classic which had a low budget and a lot of ways of showing it but the maximum skill that Roger Corman can do within a timeframe of two days which is very impressive considering just how funny The Little Shop of Horrors proves to be.
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