A meek florist finds a strange plant that feeds on human
blood and promises him fame and fortune if he'll kill for it.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Directed by Frank Oz
Written by Howard Ashman
Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Levi Stubbs, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, Tisha Campbell
Based on the musical play by Howard Ashman
and the film by Roger Corman
Oscar Nominations - Best Visual Effects, Best Original Song
(Mean Green Mother from Outer Space)
I love Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors. It's a great blend of musical, sci-fi, romance, comedy, and even horror in certain scenes (mostly whenever Audrey II is eating). Levi Stubbs provides the iconic voice of the plant himself, giving a very charismatic performance filled with terror and comedic talent.
The best character in this film is without a doubt, Steve Martin's psychotic dentist Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., who has one of the catchiest tunes in the film and is a great side-villain until we meet the monster. For a film that was based on a musical that was based on a Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors is very entertaining and a giant cult hit.