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YMMV: The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Adaptation Displacement: Many fans of the musical are unaware that it was based on this movie, and thanks to the Frank Oz movie, people may accidentally rent the Roger Corman version, or try watch it online, not realizing which film it is, and sometimes complaining that it's not the Frank Oz movie.
  • Cult Classic
  • Downer Ending
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mr. Mushnik is actually pretty popular among the online crowd. It probably helps that he's a Dead Pan Snarker and is often the Only Sane Man.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The scene in which the plant's flowers open. The cartoonish sound effects did not help.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Despite his limited screen time, Nicholson's appearance is one of the most popular scenes in the movie. A testament to the popularity of this scene is the fact that it was cut out of the musical, but written into the screenplay of the Frank Oz movie, where the role is instead adopted by Bill Murray, under a different character name.
  • Padding: Like many Corman flicks, this one has tons of walking scenes... and running scenes!
  • Uncanny Valley: The aforementioned flowers.
  • Vindicated by Cable: Drive-in and television showings turned this into a Cult Classic.

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