History Film / TheLittleShopOfHorrors

16th Feb '16 10:37:24 AM eroock
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--> Look at it, it grows like a cold sore from the lip.
--> -- '''Gravis Mushnick''', regarding Audrey Jr., the [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating plant]].

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--> Look ->''"Look at it, it grows like a cold sore from the lip.
--> --
lip."''
-->--
'''Gravis Mushnick''', regarding Audrey Jr., the [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating plant]].
14th Jan '16 5:05:18 PM PaulA
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Although the movie wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, it was profitable and developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. It scores about a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.

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Although Years later, the movie wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, it was profitable and developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to adapted into [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted musical by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. It scores about a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification.Alan Menken]]. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.
14th Jan '16 1:29:12 PM thearborland
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Although the movie was profitable, it wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, but developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. It scores about a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.

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Although the movie was profitable, it wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, but it was profitable and developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. It scores about a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.
7th Jul '15 7:04:58 PM WanderingBrowser
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: At the film's ending, Audrey Jr. puts forth a flower with Seymour's face in it, with Seymour then pitifully wailing "I didn't mean it!" Implying he's still ''alive and conscious'' inside of Audrey Jr.]]



* DepravedDentist

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* DepravedDentistDepravedDentist: The psychopathic dentist who enjoys hurting his patients. [[spoiler: And ends up being fed to Audrey Jr.]]



* EatTheEvidence
* FedToTheBeast: [[spoiler:Mushnik tries this on a robber]].

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* EatTheEvidence
DownerEnding/EsotericHappyEnding: The finale of the movie: [[spoiler: Seymour gets so upset with Audrey Jr. that he tries to kill it, only to end up being eaten by it. On the other hand, due to the framing device of the film being that it's the recollection of a cop who got involved with the case, it's pretty obvious Audrey Jr. got destroyed afterwards (in contrast to the [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors later theatrical version]], where Audrey IIs kill off humanity) and, hey, Seymour ''was'' a murderer, so it's kind of a KarmicDeath.]]
* EatTheEvidence: Invoked when [[spoiler: Seymour and Mushnik respectively dispose of corpses in Audrey Jr's stomach.]]
* FedToTheBeast: [[spoiler:Mushnik tries pulls this on a robber]].


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* TooDumbToLive: Seymour. [[spoiler: It's wat turns him into a murderer in the first place, and it's how the film ends; he decides the best way to kill Audrey Jr. is to ''climb into its mouth to start hitting it with an axe''. Naturally, he gets eaten.]]
26th Apr '15 10:16:07 AM RodimusPhil
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*SingleSpecimenSpecies: Seymour states that Audrey Jr. is most likely the only one of its kind that will ever exist.
30th Dec '14 9:20:08 PM PaulA
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* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]RetroactiveRecognition: The big one is JackNicholson, who was an unknown when the movie was originally released, and now gets [[BillingDisplacement top billing]] on most home video releases, even though his role, as memorable as it may be, [[OneSceneWonder is very small]]. Dick Miller and Jackie Joseph are the second and third most recognized cast members, due to their later roles in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Fans of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' may recognize Jonathan Haze and Mel Welles for their roles in a couple of different movies shown on that series.
30th Dec '14 8:28:40 PM nombretomado
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* PublicMediumIgnorance: Fans of the Frank Oz movie are not aware that it derived from this movie, and the two are often confused as a result. Jack Nicholson is also not the star of the movie, despite a [[OneSceneWonder memorable role]] and being top billed on many home video releases (a noteworthy example? One VHS tape had a painting of Nicholson ''[[CoversAlwaysLie holding the plant]]'', even though the two do not come into contact with each other at any point). This is also not a straightforward horror movie, despite being categorized as such on {{Hulu}} and Website/YouTube or miscategorized on DVD shelves. In fact, when it was originally released, fans of the movie noted it for its ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''-like humor and satire.

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* PublicMediumIgnorance: Fans of the Frank Oz movie are not aware that it derived from this movie, and the two are often confused as a result. Jack Nicholson is also not the star of the movie, despite a [[OneSceneWonder memorable role]] and being top billed on many home video releases (a noteworthy example? One VHS tape had a painting of Nicholson ''[[CoversAlwaysLie holding the plant]]'', even though the two do not come into contact with each other at any point). This is also not a straightforward horror movie, despite being categorized as such on {{Hulu}} {{Creator/Hulu}} and Website/YouTube or miscategorized on DVD shelves. In fact, when it was originally released, fans of the movie noted it for its ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''-like humor and satire.
3rd Dec '14 5:47:30 PM PaulA
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* CatchPhrase: "I didn't mean it!"
** "Feed me!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
** Seymour:
"I didn't mean it!"
** Audrey Jr.: "Feed me!"



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted, in that Seymour comes across as being basically good-hearted, but stupid and incompetent, and none of the deaths in this film were ''really'' his fault.
** Even the last one [[spoiler: his own]] is out of concern.



* SelfPlagiarism: Of Corman's earlier film, ''Film/ABucketOfBlood''. Same exact plot, same soundtrack, characters with similar personalities. [[spoiler: It even ends in the same exact way.]]
** Unsurprising as the two movies were also written by the same person (Charles B. Griffith), were shot back-to-back, and were shot on the same set.

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* SelfPlagiarism: Of Corman's earlier film, ''Film/ABucketOfBlood''. Same exact plot, same soundtrack, characters with similar personalities. [[spoiler: It even ends in the same exact way.]]
** Unsurprising as the
]] The two movies were also written by the same person (Charles B. Griffith), were shot back-to-back, and were shot on the same set.
3rd Dec '14 5:15:45 AM RodimusPhil
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**Unsurprising as the two movies were also written by the same person (Charles B. Griffith), were shot back-to-back, and were shot on the same set.
29th Nov '14 6:32:56 PM yakko
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Although the movie was profitable, it wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, but developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.

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Although the movie was profitable, it wasn't a ''major'' hit by any stretch of the imagination, but developed a cult following via drive-in and television screenings, eventually leading to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a successful stage musical]] adapted by Howard Ashman and Music/AlanMenken. The musical streamlines the plot, ditching a lot of incidental characters and giving it a proper dramatic arc. It scores about a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. The film and/or musical also probably served as partial inspiration for the plant in Creator/StephenKing's ''The Plant''. Probably the biggest impact this movie had on pop culture? The Piranha Plants in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.
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