Original: Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs, Tichina Arnold, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham
When giving old B-movies a new-age revision, filmmakers and producers would be wise to use Frank Oz’s bubbly horror-comedy Little Shop of Horrors a look. Rather than simply follow the original, Roger Corman-produced film’s story beat for beat, Oz opted to flip the script and go the musical route. The most resistant of anti-song-and-dance haters should be powerless against Little Shop’s pleasurable energy. Where else can you bop to doo-wop jams while seeing a man-eating plant munch away?