• Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors

Release Date: July 2nd, 1986

DVD Release Date: November 15th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Michelle Weeks, Jim Belushi

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Geffen Pictures

Keywords: New York City, 1980s, Rescue, Transformation, Offbeat, Rivalry, Dark, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    This musical about a plant that craves blood has a smart and snappy score -- and Steve Martin in a hilarious bit as a dentist who gives himself laughing gas as he treats his unanesthetized patients. [23 Dec 1986, p.1]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is the kind of movie that cults are made of, and after Little Shop finishes its first run, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it develop into a successor to "Rocky Horror Show," as one of those movies that fans want to include in their lives. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Little Shop of Horrors is consistently amusing and churns with non-stop musical momentum, plus a few old-time Disney touches. This time, it's easy being green. [19 Dec 1986, p.79]

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Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)