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The Little Shop of Horrors
Kleiner Laden voller Schrecken

USA 1960
produced by
Roger Corman for Filmgroup, Santa Clara Productions
directed by Roger Corman
starring Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller, Myrtle Vail, Tammy Windsor, Toby Michaels, Leola Wendorff, Lynn Storey, Wally Campo, Jack Warford, Meri Welles, John Herman Chaner, Jack Nicholson, Dody Drake
written by Charles B.Griffith, music by Fred Katz, art direction by Daniel Haller

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Seymour (Jonathan Haze) is the klutzy delivery boy of Mushnick's (Mel Welles) flower shop, & his klutziness drives his boss to desperation, so Seymour is always on the brink of getting fired ... until he brings his boss a new flower which he has grown on his own & which soon enough attracts a few customers ...

Unfortunately though, the plant soon seems to be dieing, & Seymour has no idea of how to feed it (water won't work) - until he cuts his finger, & a few drops of plant fall onto the plant, & that does the trick.

The next day, the plant has grown to some size & is the center of interest in the shop, even business starts blooming & lovely shop clerk Audrey (Jackie Joseph) starts noticing Seymour. The only inconvenience is that Seymour now has all of his fingers cut ...

But then the plant suddenly starts falling sick again. Seymour just can't feed it anymore from his own blood (for obvius reason). By accidnet though he causes a man to run n front of a train (& die, naturally), then, to not be convicted for murder, brings the body to the flowershop to hide it ... & suddenly the plant comes in as a Godsend, as it eats the entire corpse (in pieces though). Thing is, Mushnik spots Seymour feeding bodyparts to the plant ... & is shocked, but thinking about the good business the plant has given him, he refrains from going to the police.

& for some part, he Mushnik was even right, the next day, business is even better ... but that same night, Seymour feeds his sadist dentist (John Herman Shaner), whom he has accidently killed during treatment, to the plant, & has to realize to keep his life going well & his future with Audrey bright, he has to continue feeding the plant.

The next day, 2 policemen (Wally Campo, Jack Warford) stop by the shop to look for the missing men, snoop around a little, but find nothing. And a certain Miss Feuchtwanger (Lynn Storey) of the Silent Flower Watchers Association shows up & promises to present Seymour with a trophy the day after tomorrow, when the plants buds open.

Mushnik decides to keep the plant for that long, for publicity, but decides to keep watch over the üplant himself this night, to prevent anyone else from being killed. However, that same night, a robber breaks into the shop & threatens Muchnik, & he can only get rid of him using the plant (gulp !) ...

Only one more night until he's presented wtih the trophy, Seymur has to watch the plant again, so he invites Audrey to a picnic in the flower shop, but the plant's screaming for food (the plant can actually talk) destroys not only the evening, but possibly the whole relatinship ... then the plant hypnotizes Seymour into bringing him someone ... who turns out to be a streetwalker (Meri Welles).

The next evening, in front of a large audience including the police detectives, Seymour is to be presented with the Trophy while the buds open ... but the open buds show the faces of the people the plant have kiklled, & the cops, putting 2 and 2 together, figure they have found their culprit in Seymour ... but he can escape them in a chase through Skid Row warehouses ...

Somehow though he ends up inside the plant himself, & one of the buds opens showing his face ...


Decades before gross-out comedies became en vogue, Roger Corman presented his audience with this little macabre comedy, which soon gathered a small cult following ... Little Shop of Horrors however was of course not the first ever macabre comedy, nor even his first (Corman shot A Bucket of Blood back to back with this one and released it earlier), but somehow the film struck a chord with recipient audiences to grant it longievity, that would, in the 1980's even lead to a musical adaptation, which in turn was turned into a multi million Dollar movie by Frank Oz.

The film however does not quite live up to its reputation: Some of the slapstick humour is rather uninspired & jonathan Haze - a frequent Corman actor in the 1950's - is not too much of a comedian, & neither is Jackie Joseph. But on the plus-side the film has several great supoorting performances, among others of coursse Mel Welles as Seymour's boss, Dick Miller as a flower eater, Myrtle Vail as Seymours mother, & a young Jack Nicholson as a devoted masochist who just loves to go to the dentist. & then there's this apparent cheapness & rushedness (allegedly the movie was shot in only 2 days) of the film that for some strange reaason work for it & make it especially endearing.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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