The Endings of “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy horror musical movie adapted from a musical of the same name. This is about a nerdy florist, Seymour Krelborn. He works as an assistant in the shop with his grumpy boss, Mr. Mushnik, and his co-worker crush, Audrey.

Seymour’s life changed after he got the strange plant from a store right after the unexpected total eclipse. He named the plant Audrey II as a namesake for his colleague. The turning point is that the strange plant only feeds on human blood.

Well, the movie I just watched was the version from 1986. This got two endings: One that is tragic and one with the happy-ever-after.

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“Little Shop of Horrors” poster for the Director’s Cut

The original ending was heart-wrenching and tragic. It was based on the ending of the Off-Broadway Musical. After getting a negative impact on its original ending from the test audience, the production team then decided to reshoot the finale with a more positive ending.

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A scene from the 1986 version of the Movie with Audrey and Audrey II

Anyway, I still love the original ending for it helped me feel the movie more, and get to look back on scenes with those catchy and high-energy musical numbers. Plus, viewers could get to see the darker side of the black comedy as it gets even darker.

The Happy-ever-after ending also features a possibility for the original ending anyway so I think it’s really up for the audience what ending should be suited for the film.

I give the movie 9 out of 10 for the original ending and 7 out of 10 for the other ending. 🙂

Also, there is some news going on around the internet that the movie is going to have a remake with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Seymour.

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