Horror movie musicals - you either love them or hate them. Little Shop of Horrors is firmly cemented as a cult classic thanks to a catchy soundtrack, an all-star cast featuring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, and a man-eating plant from outer space. Vote up the surprising small details and trivia facts about Little Shop of Horrors that make you want to rewatch.
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The Film Features The First Ever Profanity-Laced Song To Be Nominated For An Oscar
From Redditor u/eeman0201:
Only two songs sung by villains have been nominated by the Academy for best song: “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space” from Little Shop of Horrors and “Blame Canada” from the South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. “Mean Green” was also the first with profanity to be nominated.Surprising detail?
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The Same Scary Dental Props Were Reused In Another Famous Film
From Redditor u/boxofstuff:
The dental tools in Orin's office during Bill Murray's famous scene would again appear in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman. They're the tools used on Jack Nicholson's Joker after he fell into the chemicals. Coincidentally, The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) was Nicholson's first movie role, in which HE plays the masochistic patient.Surprising detail?
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The Film Footage Was Recorded Slowly Then Sped Up
From Redditor u/SweetNeo85:
In order to get a fluid, lifelike performance from the elaborate plant puppet, director Frank Oz shot the scenes at 12 frames per second and then sped up the footage to the normal 24 frames per second.Surprising detail?
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Iconic Actors Only Share The Big Screen For About Five Minutes
From Redditor u/dthains_art:
Despite being two of the biggest comedy stars in film, Bill Murray and Steve Martin’s only shared screen time in their careers was a five-minute scene in Little Shop of Horrors.Surprising detail?