Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. The film was directed by Frank Oz, and starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and the voice of Levi Stubbs. The musical was based on the low-budget black comedy The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman.
Little Shop of Horrors was shot on the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage at the Pinewood Studios in England, where a "downtown" set, complete with overhead train track, was constructed. The film was produced on a budget of US$30 million, in contrast to the original 1960 film, which, according to Roger Corman, only cost $30,000. Like the 1960 film, the 1986 musical film did not make a big impact during its initial theatrical release, but is now considered a cult film.