The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) Tuesday, January 20th, 7PM @ Darkside Cinema, Free Admission

Starring Jonathan Haze, Mel Welles, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph and Jack Nicholson, directed by Roger little_shop_of_horrorsPosterArtCorman. Many have seen the masterful 1986 musical remake by Frank Oz, but the Corman original is a masterpiece in its own right. You probably know the amazing story; a lowly and lonely shop clerk accidentally breeds a man-eating plant that’s basically a psychotic Venus fly trap, which then coerces him to bring it something to nosh on. Feed me Seymour! Hilarity and murder ensue. Jack Nicholson was a relative unknown at the time, working almost exclusively in Corman B-movies. He has just a small, but memorable, part in this film. But the performances from bit part God, Dick Miller, and the underappreciated Mel Welles carry this darkly hilarious little gem.

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