History Film / TheLittleShopOfHorrors

6th Aug '17 9:40:43 AM WildeOscar
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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 {{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.

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* PublicMediumIgnorance: Fans Some 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 {{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.
18th Jun '17 10:21:17 AM radioactivedinosaur42
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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.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Seymour. [[spoiler: It's wat what 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.]]
30th Mar '17 11:56:53 AM Kissybandit513
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* OffscreenTeleportation: The very persistent woman going after Seymour seems to do this often.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: The Leonora Clyde, the very persistent woman call girl going after Seymour Seymour, seems to do this often.
30th Mar '17 11:55:25 AM Kissybandit513
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** Mushnik: "Excellent!"
28th Feb '17 4:04:35 AM NWolfman
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It was famously filmed in under 48 hours, using pre-existing sets that were built for a different film. The other thing the film is famous for is a small role by the then-unknown Creator/JackNicholson as masochistic dental patient Wilbur Force, who consequently tends to get [[BillingDisplacement top billing]] whenever the film is [[RetroactiveRecognition released on home video]].

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It was famously filmed in under 48 hours, using pre-existing sets that were built for a different film. The other thing the film is famous for is It also features a small role by the then-unknown Creator/JackNicholson in a small role as masochistic dental patient Wilbur Force, who consequently tends to get [[BillingDisplacement top billing]] whenever the film is [[RetroactiveRecognition released on home video]].
16th Oct '16 6:41:59 PM PaulA
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* 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.]]

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* DownerEnding[=/=]EsotericHappyEnding: DownerEnding: 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.]]
16th Oct '16 2:00:50 PM bt8257
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* 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.]]

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* DownerEnding/EsotericHappyEnding: 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.]]
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.
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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''.
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