Little Shop of Horrors
Do you know what? If I was in Seymour Krelboyne's (Jonathan Haze) shoes at the moment, I'd be one very depressed botanist. Well, if it wasn't bad enough that he has to deal with a neurotic mother, Winifred Krelboyne (Myrtle Vail), plus a boss who wants to keeps on sacking him all of the time, Gravis Mushnick (Mel Welles). To top it all off, he has that peculiar looking plant to keep happy as well.
Hold up! You do know of the feisty foliage I'm referring to, don't you folks? It's that strange looking pot-plant he's named after his pretty work college, Audrey Fulquard (Jackie Joseph), which is even stranger than his plant-eating customer, Burson Fouch (Dick Miller).
Yeah! That's correct. 'Audrey Junior' is its name. And this green looking mother needs blood to stay alive, which will in turn bestow luck onto
Seymour's place of work located
in Skid Row.
Alright. I know what you're thinking to yourself. So where does
Seymour get the blood from, to
feed Audrey Junior with, right? Now at first, he uses his own ample offerings.
However, once he doesn't have a drop to spare, over time Seymour
inadvertently feeds this sinister shrub some chap who died in the train yard,
whom his boss, Mister Mushnick, witnesses from afar.
Still, that's most probably why what next transpires all goes bananas when
kills his own dentist, before bumping into his next patient, Wilbur Force (Jack
Nicholson). As two detectives jump on a case - a florist has to save some face
- love is overshadowed by a monstrous bloom - and at the end of the day,
everything spells doom and bloody gloom.
Now if you watched the 1986 version of 'The Little Shop Of Horrors' before you got to watch this one, I suggest that you try forget about it, OK? Or otherwise you would spend half your time trying to piece together what the differences are between these two great films.
Yeah. I'm afraid to say that's what I did prior to perusing this production. And this was one of the main reasons why I missed how spectacular this movie actually was when I first sat down and watched it.
animated adventure fit for a cartoon.
Granted, on the negative side of 'The Little Shop of Horrors', there were moments that the joviality behind this piece did run away with itself. Like in that scene where Audrey Junior hypnotises
thus prompting him to run into a prostitute. Also, here and there, there were a
number of frustrating plot glitches that should have been explained better than
they really were. Like the reason why Mister Mushnick didn't come clean with Seymour's
In my book 'The Little Shop of Horrors' is a great-great film. And in my estimation deserves its place as an all time classic, rightful for all of the praise it has been bestowed with since its creation. Don't you agree you alternate take on the 1986 movies ending?
That was a 'yes', OK?