Suddenly Seymour……

Back in high school, I did the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Sure, it wasn’t a movie everyone flocked to the theaters to see in ’86, but from my experience, all my mates love it too, young me must have watched at least 100 times, planted in front of the TV. In fact, I think it was my 2nd ever DVD I bought. The Goonies was my 1st. I even have the original Roger Corman one too. Anyway, as a result of watching it so much and also being in the musical, the catchy songs rooted themselves into my head, they were pretty much all about horror, and that is awesome in my book. I would love to make myself a little Audrey 2.

Rick Moranis is a national treasure, and they did a great job of making Audrey II seem lifelike in this scene and throughout the whole movie, but I like it when Seymour is interacting with with him as if he is a baby. Steve Martin performed the role of the dentist brilliantly.

For those that don’t know, the original ending to the movie that I didn’t even know existed until a few months ago. Basically, Audrey II kills Audrey I and Seymour, then little Audrey II’s are sold in stores and become a craze, and naturally they all grow to enormous sizes and destroy everything and take over the world. It’s a pretty awesome ending (even though it kind of goes on way too long) and unique in that the villain wins, but nobody wanted to see Seymour die, so they re-shot the ending to have Seymour and Audrey I triumph but with a little Audrey II on their picket fence at the end. Wish they’d gone with this dystopian ending instead of the sappy one?

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