Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate young florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The film stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles and Dick Miller, all of which had worked for Corman on previous films. Produced under the title The Passionate People Eater, the film employs an original style of humor, combining black comedy with farce and incorporating Jewish humour and elements of spoof.The Little Shop of Horrors was shot in two days utilizing sets that had been left standing from a previous production on a budget of $30,000.