Little Shop of Horrors


1h 28m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pequena Loja dos Horrores, A, petite boutique des horreurs
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Musical
Music
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Lonely nerd Seymour Krelborn works in Mushnik's flower shop on skid row, enduring constant criticism from Mr. Mushnik and hiding his crush on co-worker Audrey. When Seymour finds an odd, unidentified plant, he names it after Audrey. But the plant doesn't use soil, water, and sunshine like other plants, and is wilting until Seymour accidentally discovers that it needs blood. Audrey II becomes a neighborhood attraction, bringing business to the shop and celebrity to Seymour. The now enormous Audrey II talks to Seymour when no one is around. It gets hungrier every day and Seymour is getting weak from feeding it his blood. So when it presses him to kill for him, Seymour brings back the body of Audrey's abusive boyfriend. Audrey and Seymour reveal their mutual love for each other, but their happiness is threatened when Mushnik accuses Seymour of murder. So Audrey II protects his meal ticket by eating Mushnik. Guilt-ridden Seymour has switched the menu to ground chuck when he learns that his plant is really a space alien out for world domination. After a violent fight, Seymour electrocutes the menace, and he and Audrey marry and move to the suburbs.

Crew

Madeline Adams

Other

John Alagna

Other

David Allan

Medic

Marit Allen

Costume Designer

Sherry Amott

Other

Andy Andrews

Cashier

Eric Angelson

Production Supervisor

Martin Antony

Other

Tony Antony

Other

Lynda Armstrong

Makeup

Anthony Asbury

Other

Robert Ash

Sound Dubbing

Howard Ashman

Screenplay

Howard Ashman

Theme Lyrics

Howard Ashman

Music

Donald Austen

Other

Valerie Baiaedi

Graphics

David Barclay

Other

Michael Barclay

Other

James Barton

Other

Joan Barton

Other

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Nicholas Baum

Graphics

Michael Bayliss

Other

Fiona Beaumont

Animatronics

Ailsa Berk

Other

Robert Billig

Music Arranger

Tessa Billyeald

Other

Brent Blair

Animatronics

John Blakeley

Visual Effects

Bob Bornstein

Music

Lynn Bowen

Other

Richard Braine

Other

Bob Bridges

Other

Martin Bridle

Other

Fiona Benyon Brown

Other

Simon Brown

Other

Bob Buckles

Other

David Bulbeck

Other

Ron Butcher

Sound

David Cadwallader

Key Grip

Michael N Caputo

Graphics

Mark Challenor

Office Runner

Peter Chiang

Visual Effects

Georgia Clarke

Other

Marcus Clarke

Other

Braden Clary

Graphics

Murray Close

Photography

Lyle Conway

Visual Effects

Richard Coombs

Other

Freddie Cooper

Camera Operator

Susan Coursey

Other

Simon Cox

Video Playback

Phillip Cullum

Other

Debbie Cumming

Other

Tony D'amico

Other

Phil Dabson

Animatronics

Sue Dacre

Other

Alison Darke

Other

Allan Davies

Accounting Assistant

Tessa Davies

Set Decorator

Philomena Davis

Visual Effects

Ron Davis

Sound Effects

Val Demeter

Assistant

James Devis

Director Of Photography

Steve Donald

Animatronics

Paul Dooley

Assistant

Lisa Dorney

Assistant Editor

Joseph Doyle

Other

Sanford Duke

Other

Phil Easton

Other

Mary Edwards

Other

Steve Eels

Carpenter

Rebecca Einfeld

Assistant Editor

Kinnereth Ellentuck

Other

David Elsey

Animatronics

Philip Elton

Other

Graham Emery

Propman

Paul Engelen

Makeup Supervisor

Chris Eveleigh

Mechanical Special Effects

Michael Faerman

Graphics

Geoff Felix

Other

John Fenner

Art Director

Bran Ferren

Titles

Bran Ferren

Special Effects

Graham Fletcher

Other

Nancy Fogarty

Music Editor

Carl Fortina

Music Contractor

Celestia Fox

Casting

Gareth Francis

Office Runner

Pamela Mann Francis

Script Supervisor

Robert C Francis

Other

Kevin Fraser

Grip

John A Frith

Motion Control

Denise Frost

Post-Production Coordinator

Graeme Galvin

Other

Martin Gant

Visual Effects

Pat Garrett

Choreographer

Joan Garrick

Other

Michael Gaster

Animatronics

Bob Gaudio

Music

Bob Gaudio

Music Producer

Bob Gaudio

Music Arranger

Robert Gavin

Editor

David Geffen

Producer

William S. Gilmore Jr.

Line Producer

Robert W Glass

Sound

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Miles Goodman

Original Music

David W Gray

Consultant

David Greenaway

Other

Jo Gregory

Production Accountant

Barbara Griffiths

Animatronics

Martin Gutteridge

Special Effects

Mike Halford

Other

Stephen Hamilton

Visual Effects

Jane Harding

Other

Gregory M Harker

Graphics

Charles F Harrison

Motion Control

Joanna Hart

Music

Chester T Hartwell

Other

Robert Hatt

Animatronics

David Hayes

Visual Effects

Leslie Haynes

Other

Nick Heckstall-smith

Assistant Director

Jim Henrikson

Music Coordinator

Brian Henson

Other

Kevin Herd

Mechanical Special Effects

Penny Hetherington

Other

James Hickox

Office Runner

Sue Higgins

Art Department

Martin Hitchcock

Other

Louise Hogarth

Assistant Editor

Bob Hollow

Visual Effects

Denis Holt

Associate Producer

Sue Honeyborne

Wardrobe Assistant

Jeremy Hunt

Visual Effects

John C Huntington

Other

Claire Ibbotson

Music

David Jacob

Other

Ted Jaffrey

Grip

Colin Jamison

Hair

Jan Jamison

Hair

Mike Jarvis

Wardrobe Assistant

Helen Joannides

Other

William Todd Jones

Other

Dennis Jordan

Graphics

John Jympson

Editor

Jeremy Karpel

Art Assistant

Ian C Kelly

Video

Christopher Kennedy

Music Editor

Chris Kenny

Video

Janet Knetchel

Other

Robert Kohut

Other

Martin Krauka

Office Runner

Joe Laudati

Graphics

Susan Le Ber

Other

Ronnie Ledrew

Other

Terry Lee

Other

Otto Leichliter

Motion Control

Chris Leith

Other

Graham Longhurst

Special Effects

Stuart Lorraine

Other

Stuart Lorraine

Video

Sue Love

Hair

Jonathan C Lucas

Assistant Editor

Terry Lynch

Other

Richard Lyon

Other

Ronnie Maasz

Director Of Photography

Jim Machin

Visual Effects

Cameron Mackintosh

Producer

Scott Macpherson

Assistant

Suzanne Kapner Mann

Music

Vicki Manning

Production Coordinator

Patricia Martinelli

Other

Steve Maslow

Sound

John May

Electrician

David Mccall

Visual Effects

Sally Mccormack

Other

Michael Mcdermott

Gaffer

David Mcdonough

Other

Pauline Mcgee

Music

William Mcphail

Assistant

Jo Measure

Wardrobe

Alan Menken

Music

Martin Mercer

Production Assistant

Robby Merkin

Music

Robby Merkin

Music Arranger

Robby Merkin

Music Supervisor

Robby Merkin

Original Music

Janine Modder

Production Assistant

Joseph Monks

Other

Joe Moorat

Production

John Morgan

Camera Operator

Ian Morse

Animatronics

Joel Moss

Sound

Kaye Moss

Assistant

Stephen Mottram

Other

Brian Muir

Chief Modelmaker

Brian Muir

Art Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Pequena Loja dos Horrores, A, petite boutique des horreurs
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Musical
Music
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Award Nominations

Best Song

1986

Best Visual Effects

1986
Bran Ferren

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 1987

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986

Began shooting October 21, 1985.

television extract: "Howdy Doody" (1947-1960)

Released in United States on Video June 1987

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986