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Mean Green Mother from Outer Space

The Little Shop of Horrors began as a low-budgeted film, directed by B-Movie veteran Roger Corman. Based on a $30.000 budget and completed in a very short time, it came to receive — to Corman himself’s surprise — a wide cult following. The story of Seymour Krelborn and the voracious man-eating plant resonated within people’s minds, to the point where a Broadway rock-and-roll musical adaptation was created in 1982. Based on this very musical was Frank Oz’s 1986 film, Little Shop of Horrors; the 26 million dollar budget  — close to a thousand times the original film’s — assured a wider liberty to the filmmakers involved.

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