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.