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

Little shop

Little shop of terror

Call a cop

Little shop of horrors

No, oh, oh, no

Little shop

Little shop of horrors

Bop she-bop

Little shop of terror

Watch 'em drop

Little shop of horrors

No, oh, oh, no


What a creepy thing to be happening

- Look out, look out

- Look out, look out


Feel the sturm and drang in the air

Yeah, yeah, yeah


Stop right where you are

Don't you move a thing

You better

You better

Tellin' you you better

Tell your mama

Something's gonna get her

She better

Everybody better beware

Ooh, here it comes, baby

Tell the world, baby

Oh, oh, no

Oh, hit the dirt, baby

Red alert, baby

Oh, oh, no

Oh, oh, no


Haul it off the stoop

Child, I'm warnin' you

- Look out, look out

- Look out, look out

Run away

Child you gonna pay if you stay, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Look around

Something's comin' down

Down the street for you

You betcha

You betcha

You betcha butt

You betcha

Best believe it

Something's come to get ya

You betcha

You better watch your back in this town

Come-a, come-a, come-a

Little shop

Little shop of horrors

Bop she-bop

You'll never stop the terror

Little shop

Little shop of horrors

No, oh, oh, no

Oh, oh, no

Oh, oh, no


Seymour, what's going on down there?

Very little, Mr. Mushnik!


- Until the weekend.

And at his press conference today,

President Kennedy fielded questions...

...concerning last Thursday's

total eclipse of the sun... unprecedented astrological

phenomenon which has baffled the nation.

Ah! So, she finally decides to come to work!

Uh, good morning, Mr. Mushnik.

What morning? It's almost closing time.

Not that we had a customer.

Seymour, what in the name of God

is going on down there?

Unh, Audrey, would you go down

and see what he's...

Audrey. Audrey,

where did you get that shiner?

Uh... Uh, shiner?

Audrey, that greasy boyfriend of yours

is beating up on you again?

Look, I know it's none of my business...

...but I'm beginning to think

he's maybe not such a nice boy.

I got these pots unloaded for you, Mr...

Seymour, look what you've done to the inventory!

Don't yell at Seymour, Mr. Mushnik.

- Hi, Audrey. You look radiant today.

- Oh.

Is that new eye makeup?


I'll help him clean it up

before any of the customers get here.

That should give you plenty of time.

Oh, God, what an existence I got.

Misfit employees, bums on the sidewalk... is lousy. My life is a living hell!

Hey, you. Urchins!

Shoo! Shoo! Move! Move!

Move! Go away! No loitering!

Man, I wasn't loitering. Were you, Crystal?

Not me, Ronette. Were you, Chiffon?

You ought to be in school!

Yeah, well we on a split shift.

Right! We went to school until fifth grade,

then we split.

So? How do you intend to better yourselves?

Better ourselves? You heard what he said?

Better ourselves?

Mister, when you're from Skid Row,

ain't no such thing.

Alarm goes off at 7

And you start uptown

You put in your eight hours

For the powers

That have always been

Sing it, child.

'Til it's 5 p.m.

Then you go


Where the folks are broke

You go downtown

Where your life's a joke

You go downtown

Where you buy your token

You go

Home to Skid Row

Yes you go

- Downtown

- Where the cabs don't stop

- Downtown

- Where the food is slop


Where the hop-heads flop in the snow

Down on Skid Row

Uptown you cater to a million jerks

Uptown you're messengers

And mailroom clerks

Eating all your lunches at the hot-dog carts

The bosses take your money

And they break your hearts

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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