“Feed me, Seymour. Feed me all night long.”
Based on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman‘s 1982 off-Broadway musical, director Frank Oz‘s Little Shop of Horrors takes its own fleshy bite out of Roger Corman‘s original B-movie (1960’s The Little Shop of Horrors, which featured a very young Jack Nicholson) and waters it down with a solid score, a superb cast (including Ellen Green, who originated the role of Audrey on stage), and a bloodthirsty, blues-singin’ plant with attitude.
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey. 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. Also starring Bill Murray, John Candy, Tisha Campbell, and Christopher Guest.
“Remixing Roger Corman’s B-movie by way of the Off-Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors offers camp, horror and catchy tunes in equal measure — plus some inspired cameos by the likes of Steve Martin and Bill Murray.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
Friday, November 18
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Frank Oz, 1986 / 94 mins) Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.