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The Little Shop of Horrors

The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 American comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate young florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood.

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Synopse: The film's concept is thought to be based on a 1932 story called "Green Thoughts", by John Collier, about a man-eating plant.The film stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles and Dick Miller, all of whom had worked for Corman on previous films. Produced under the title The Passionate People Eater,the film employs an original style of humor, combining black comedy with farce and incorporating Jewish humor and elements of spoof.The Little Shop of Horrors was shot on a budget of $30,000 in two days utilizing sets that had been left standing from A Bucket of Blood.

Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by Charles B. Griffith
Starring Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller, Jack Nicholson
Music by Fred Katz, Ronald Stein
Cinematography: Archie R. Gazelle, Vilis Lapenieks
Editing by Marshall Neilan, Jr.
Studio: Filmgroup
Release date(s): September 14, 1960
Running time: 70 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $28,000

 

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Jonathan Haze as Seymour Krelboyne
Jackie Joseph as Audrey Fulquard
Mel Welles as Gravis Mushnick
Dick Miller as Burson Fouch
Myrtle Vail as Winifred Krelboyne
Karyn Kupcinet as Shirley (credited as Tammy Windsor)
Toby Michaels as Shirley's friend
Leola Wendorff as Mrs. Siddie Shiva
Lynn Storey as Mrs. Hortense Fishtwanger
Wally Campo as Detective Sergeant Joe Fink / Narrator
Jack Warford as Detective Frank Stoolie
Meri Welles as Leonora Clyde (credited as Merri Welles)
John Shaner as Dr. Phoebus Farb
Jack Nicholson as Wilbur Force
Dodie Drake as Waitress
Charles B. Griffith as Voice of Audrey Junior / Kloy / Drunk dental patient / Screaming patient / Flower shop burglar