The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 comedy film directed by Roger Corman and written by Charles B Griffin. The film is a farce about an inadequate young florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds and grows on a diet of human Blood.The film starred Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles,  and Dick Miller all of whom had worked for Corman on previous films. Another actor in the film was a young Jack Nicholson Produced under the title 'The Passionate People Eater', the film employed an original style of humor, combining black comedy with farce, 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. The film slowly gained a cult following through word of mouth, when it was distributed as the B movie in a double bill with 'Black Sunday' and eventually with 'The Last Woman On Earth'.The film's popularity increased with local television broadcasts. Jack Nicholson's  very small role in the film has been prominently promoted on home video. The movie was the basis for an off Broadway musical, Little shop of horrors which was made into a 1986 feature film. The show enjoyed a Broadway revival in 2007, and a London revival in 2008, both of which reignited interest in the classic 1960 film. The show is regularly produced in Schools, and by Amateur Companies.


The original movie poster.