Little Shop of Horrors PG

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This film was last shown on 23 October 2019

Based on the off-Broadway musical of the same name (itself an adaptation of a Roger Corman film from 1960), Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors was described by Roger Ebert as “the kind of movie that cults are made of.” Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene are Seymour and Audrey, two down-on-their-luck employees at a struggling florist on New York City’s “Skid Row”. When Seymour brings an unusual plant affectionately dubbed “Audrey II” in to the store to help attract business, he is unaware of the plant’s carnivorous tastes; Audrey II quickly develops an insatiable taste for human blood, and Seymour must quickly provide food for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk

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Director
Frank Oz
Year
1986
Duration
94 mins
Cast
Ellen Greene, Rick Moranis

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