Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors (Roger Corman, 1960)

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Corman is considered to be the king of the B movie - but I think a letter a bit further down the alphabet might be more appropriate. This is cheaply made trash, only watchable now, if at all, to see some grownups having fun making a childish story. No-one gets directed, Jack Nicholson's acting is rubbish, the plant's voice is ridiculous. (Charles B. Griffith doesn't get a credit for that, nor for his other two parts in the film.)

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 30 April, 2017 | Now: 2 October, 2019