Little Shop of Horrors

Synopsis: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it?
Director(s): Frank Oz
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

And uptown you cater to a million whores

You disinfect terrazzo on their bathroom floors

The jobs are really menial

You make no bread

- And then at 5:
00 you head

- By subway


Where the guys are drips

- Downtown

- Where they rip your slips

- Downtown

- Where relationships are no go

- Down on Skid Row

- Down on Skid Row

Down on Skid Row


All my life I've always been poor

I keep askin' God what I'm for

And he tells me Gee, I'm not sure

Sweep that floor, kid!


I started life as an orphan

A child of the street

Here on Skid Row

He took me in, gave me shelter

A bed, crust of bread and a job

Treats me like dirt

Calls me a slob

Which I am

So I live


That's your home address You live


When your life's a mess

You live


Where depression's just status quo

Down on Skid Row

Someone show me a way to get outta here

'Cause I constantly pray I'll get outta here

Please won't somebody say I'll get outta here

Someone give me my shot

Or I'll rot here

- Downtown, there's no rules for us

- Show me how and I will, I'll get outta here

- Downtown, 'cause it's dangerous

- I'll start climbin' up hill and get outta here

- Downtown, where the rainbow'sjust a no-show

- Someone tell me I still could get outta here

Someone tell lady luck that I'm stuck here

Gee it sure would be swell to get out of here

Bid the gutter farewell and get outta here

I'd move heaven and hell to get outta Skid

I'd do I-don't-know-what to get outta Skid

But a hell of a lot to get outta Skid

People tell me there's not a way outta Skid

But believe me I gotta get outta Skid Row

Six o'clock and we haven't sold

so much as a fern.

- All right!

- Aah.

That's it! Forget it.

Don't bother coming in tomorrow.

- Aah. You don't mean...

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Howard Ashman

Howard Elliott Ashman (May 17, 1950 – March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and lyricist. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for several animated feature films for Disney, for which Ashman wrote the lyrics and Menken composed the music. Ashman and Menken began their collaboration with the musical God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1979), for which Ashman directed and wrote both book and lyrics. Their next musical, Little Shop of Horrors (1982) for which Ashman again directed and wrote both book and lyrics, became a long-running success and led to a 1986 feature film. The partnership's first Disney film was The Little Mermaid (1989), followed by Beauty and the Beast (1991). After his death, some of Ashman's songs were included in another Disney film, Aladdin (1992). more…

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