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Little Shop Of Horrors (film review)


Film: Little Shop of Horrors
Year: 1960
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Directed By: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith
Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles
About: A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-5kuxXQg1M

My Review:
Having not seen this movie in a while I thought it would be a great time to watch it again and remember just how funny it is. I am not usually a fan of old films only as I am not a fan of black and white movies however this is one that does make me laugh and is a rare exception for me.

I really like how this movie is funny and focuses on the story of the plant and how the plant grows into eating people. Having the characters who get eaten people in which you don't like and some that make you laugh is a great way of making you side with the plant and the young man who has had the unfortunate opportunity of discovering him. I also thought it was good to see how the owner of the shop wasn't a fan of the man and made it clear however loved him when he was able to get more money into his shop which I thought was rather funny but also seemed rather relateable for those who do work. I do also like how this film described the plant as Dracula and then afterwards showed how the plant hypnotized him like Renfield which I thought was a really clever! By doing this it showed how the plant was able to control people into doing its bidding and in order to get food.

The only thing about this film in which I didn't like which is a personal thing is that it is in Black and White which did make it hurt my eyes after a while and when trying to see some of the darker scenes it was difficult to make out what was really happening.

Overall, I think that Little Shop of Horrors is a great comedy/horror film from the past which I am glad got a remake and is still recognised as a classic to this day. I would recommend this film to those who are looking for a older film to watch which doesn't show any gore but has some horror within it as well as something in which will make you laugh. This is a film in which I will watch again however, not all of the time and as more of a treat watch once in a while.

My Rating: 4/5 

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