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Little Shop of Horrors


I don’t think Little Shop of Horrors is actually considered a horror movie by anyone, but when I was trying to think of movies that fall on the lighter side but are still Halloween appropriate, this immediately came to mind.  This is one of my favorite movies of all time, several VHS copies were worn out during my childhood.  I think it has everything:  singing, comedy, suspense, an amazing cast…I really can’t think of anything bad about this movie.

On the off chance that you have never seen or even heard of Little Shop of Horrors, it’s a musical about a guy who is a total loser, until he discovers a weird plant that attracts a lot of attention to the flower shop where he works.  And then he finds out it needs human blood to grow.  Wacky hijinks ensue, with songs!

EVERYONE is in this movie.  Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, and Jim Belushi need no introduction if you liked to laugh in the 80’s.  Ellen Greene is amazing as Audrey, you might recently know her as Vivian Charles from Pushing Daisies, or Sylar’s mom on Heroes.  Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold (from Martin) make up 2/3rds of the girl group that wanders around singing.  Bonus:  their names are Crystal, Chiffon, and Ronette, all famous girl groups from the 60’s.

I think it’s clear that the best food to eat while watching this movie is lots raw vegetables, to exact our revenge against Audrey II!

Entree:  Raw falafel with tahini?  Yes please!

Side:  This root vegetable salad looks amazing, and perfect for fall.

Dessert:  If you want to continue with the raw theme, chocolate avocado mousse is a really popular, easy dessert.  If you want to get fancy, you can make these amazing looking gluten-free cardamom and rosewater cream puffs, since Audrey herself is a cream puff.


posted: 11 October 1
under: 80s, horror, kid friendly, musical, sci-fi

11 Responses to “Little Shop of Horrors”

  1. Jojo says:

    It probably isn’t a horror movie as such but it’s certainly halloween appropriate and awesome! That chocolate avocado mousse looks great too, I’ve bookmarked it to try after MoFo!

  2. It does have a great cast! I remember being scared of the film as a kid, if that counts?


  3. Cara says:

    This was one of my favorite movies as a kid–what a great flick pick! I just love the concept of what you are this month!!

  4. jessy says:

    sooo awesome! little shop of horrors was one of my favorite movies as a kid, too. my mom was so pissed my father let us watch that movie (she didn’t find it appropriate when we were little. ha!) and we absolutely loved it. my sister and i would roller skate around in our basement singing the songs and acting out parts. it was the best!

    you’ve got one helluva glorious MoFo theme this year. i just started getting into horror movies a bit ago (i had to build up some courage) so i cannot wait to read along this month and suss out some great ones (and tasty eats to accompany them, too.). w00t!

  5. rachell37 says:

    I love this idea! Please tell me you’re doing The Nightmare Before Christmas. Oh, and thanks for reminding me I need to see Little Shop of Horrors again!

  6. Mo says:

    LOVE this movie so hard! Awesome menu!

  7. celine says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never watched that movie.

  8. Andrea says:

    I saw the musical produced by a high school drama department. They had access to a professional mechanical Audrey, and the rest of the cast was stellar, too. It was fabulous. Then I saw the movie and loved that, too. Great day 1 choice! The menu is great, but I think there should be at least one dish with flowers. 🙂

  9. I love the music in this! We went to see a live show when I was little and I loved the trio of women who accompanied each song. Their outfits got more extravagant as Seymour’s wealth grew. 🙂

  10. I love your mofo theme and I freakin’ love this movie. I so need to see if I can hunt it down on Netflicks.

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