Aug. 5, 2020

This Day in Halloween: Roger Corman's low-budget horror comedy classic "The Little Shop of Horrors" opens in the U.S. in 1960. / Illustration by Ashley Oliman.

The Little Shop of Horrors opens across the U.S. in 1960. Roger Corman’s comedy horror classic about a carnivorous plant is shot over two days with sets Corman had used in his previous film Bucket of Blood. The film is also known for featuring a young Jack Nicholson as a masochistic dental patient. Its success grows from the first run in theaters to TV in the 1960s and 1970s and spawned a Broadway musical as well as a film version of the musical starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Bill Murray.