Monster of the Day #993

Always put your best face forward.

  • Flangepart

    “I didn’t mean it!”
    Ah, let me guess…Corman?

  • bgbear_rnh

    This is why I don’t use Miracle Grow.

  • sandra

    Is that Audrey Jr ?

  • Gamera977

    Think so though it’s been awhile since I’ve seen this one too.

    Feed me Jabootu!!!

  • Rock Baker

    The 1960 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the most influential quickie exploitation picture ever made.

  • I lean towards the remake with this one. I think it holds together better than the original.

    Then again, I saw the remake first. That does color things.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I love the line where shop owner Muchnik is arguing with Audrey Jr. about who it’s going to eat next and it says, “You look nice and fat!”

  • Beckoning Chasm

    So this week is “Monsters that sprout extra heads.”

  • Rock Baker

    I’m still debating with myself whether the 80’s film is the coolest weird movie ever made, or the weirdest cool movie ever made.

  • Andrew Kidd

    I also saw the remake first, but I now think that the original is a masterpiece of comedy and whirlwind filmmaking (the “Clerks” of monster movies) and while the remake (really the adaptation of the stage play based on the movie) is entertaining, it’s not as satisfying. With the exception of The Fly, I have prefered the original 50s science fiction to the remake every time (and I still think the original version of The Fly is excellent)

  • Luke Blanchard

    I read the short story on which THE FLY (1958) is based recently. The film follows it fairly closely, which is why it’s set in Quebec (France in the original) and largely told in flashback. The author, George Langelaan, spent much of his early life in France, and it struck me as French in style. I read it in THE SECOND PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES.