It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Little Shop of Horrors.
The el cheapo 1960 Roger Corman film that became an off-Broadway stage musical sensation, Little Shop of Horrors was turned into a Hollywood musical in 1986, directed by Frank Oz.
When Skid Row florist Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) purchases a “strange and unusual plant” from a Chinese market during a total eclipse of the sun, the stage is set for an exuberant and supremely silly cross-pollination of musical comedy and monster movie, with fearsome foliage chewing on the cast while Steve Martin chews the scenery as a sadistic dentist.
Little Shop of Horrors’ goofy charm and infectious songs will get your weekend started on a high note.
Four reasons why Little Shop of Horrors rocks:
1. The tentacled, jive-talking alien plant named Audrey II – an impressive animatronic creation with attitude, brought to life by Four Tops vocalist Levi Stubbs.
2. Steve Martin’s demented dentist – “I thrill when I drill a bicuspid/It’s swell though they tell me I’m maladjusted…”
3. Suddenly Seymour – Ellen Greene hits high notes we thought only Whitney Houston could reach!
4. Cameos from comedy greats like Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, John Candy and James Belushi.
Check out STACK‘s other Friday Flick recommendations here.