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See Hear Podcast Episode 34 - Little Shop of Horrors

October 24, 2016 @ 11:19 pm

It's October....and approaching Halloween, Tim, Bernard and Maurice decide to get thematically appropriate. We've picked a horror musical rather than a music-centric story.

Yes, indeed we bring you a tale about a boy, a girl, a sadist, a masochist, and an all-singing-all-carnivorous venus fly trap-like plant called Audrey II. We bring you the See Hear discussion on Frank Oz' 1986 filmed version of the stage musical, Little Shop of Horrors, itself based on the 1960 Roger Corman b-movie flick THE Little Shop of Horrors.

Seymour works in Mushnick's flower shop in Skid Row wishing for a better life and is secretly in love with his shop assistant Audrey. 
Audrey is dating Orin Scrovello a sadistic dentist but fantasises about a life out of a Home Beautiful magazine with Seymour.
Audrey II wants food.....NOW!!!! It also has a more sinister long term plan...
Who will win in the battle between Seymour and "the vegetable"? 
Will Arthur Denton get a long.....slow.....root....canal?
Will Ronnette, Crystal and Chiffon work for Phil Spector?
Will Jack Nicholson just come right out and admit that his finest acting moment was in the Roger Corman original?

The See Hear crew had a fantastic time discussing the history behind the making of this film (we reveal who was originally supposed to direct and star in it), the original 5 million dollar ending that had to be scrapped (and our preference for director's cut vs theatrical cut), horticulture, girl groups, horror comedy, the songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken,and just generally why we love this film.

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