|This Roger Corman staple is a late nite classic and all around good fun.
Poor fool Seymour (Haze) works in a flower shop on Skid Row and one day he creates an utterly unique hybrid plant form by way of a venus flytrap.
Seymour's ecstatic! His new plant turns the store into a huge sensation!
But Seymour soon discovers that his new creation - named 'Audrey Jr' - requires blood for food...and it's up to Seymour to provide the red stuff for his leafy friend! Only....where, oh where will Seymour come up with a fresh, daily supply of blood?
Shot in two days (truly one of Corman's notorious quickies) and cleverly penned by Charles Griffith (writer for 1959's A Bucket of Blood), this benefits from likable performances.
Haze is great as the bumbling schmuck, and there's a hefty handful of off-kilter moments. Nicholson shines in an early role as the masochistic dental patient.
Also known as The Passionate People Eater.
Remade as a comedy-musical in 1986.