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The Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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January 7, 2018
This production feels too rushed to me. Completed in only 2 days, the continuity is pretty under-developed, but the real problem is the shoestring budget of the flick, which, normally, doesn't bother me, but the result is painfully bad acting, super cheesy special effects and some totally absurd humor (even though I did get a few laughs). It uses many of the same sets from Corman's A Bucket of Blood, released one year earlier, and which was much more enjoyable. Overall, I've seen much better, and so I can't recommend it. Maybe the remake will be a little better...
November 7, 2017
A botanist has matched a new plant and place it in a flowershop. It's remarkable and everyone is leaving cash around the shop as they come to see it. It grows a lot every night and everyone is amazed. It needs food, though, and food is naturally humans. Luckily our guy manage to kill a few people by accident and the flower is a great disposal place.

Very slapsticky, very short and very stupid. Some moments, and there's a hot babe here but mostly interesting since it's one of Jack Nicholson's very first.

3.5 out of 10 plant eaters.
October 28, 2017
If you're a big fan of the 1986 version don't bother watching this old one, it'll just make you long for the "classic" yet newer '86 one. On it's own it's not completely terrible. Pretty annoying accents & characters, especially Mr. Mushnik thinking people are getting murdered but is fine with it, literally says "I'm making lots of money." Jack Nicholson's great (but alone he's not as fun as Bill Murray & Steve Martin in the remake) not sure about the believability of a magazine called PAIN though.
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.
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