10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

9. Little Shop Of Horrors

“The guy sure looks like plant food to me.”

little shop of horrors poster 10 Ridiculously Fun Horror Films For Halloween

We return to the realm of the musical for number 9 on our list. There are two versions of Little Shop Of Horrors, the original, low-budget 1960 version, which features a young Jack Nicholson as the pain-loving dental patient Wilbur Force; and the 1986 musical version of the film, which was adapted from the Broadway play. The Jack Nicholson character was revised by Bill Murray in the 1986 version, though his characters name was Arthur Denton.

Here is a look at Jack Nicholson in the original role:

Either version of the the film is a wonderful pick for a lighthearted Halloween flick. I enjoy the 1986, all-star musical comedy myself. Frank Oz directed, and the film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, and the voice of Levi Stubbs as the plant; as well as appearances by James Belushi, John Candy and Christopher Guest.

little shop of horrors 10 Ridiculously Fun Horror Films For Halloween

Here is the synopsis for those not familiar:

A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, then Alan Menken’s fabulous soundtrack may. The film is full of great musical numbers that will no doubt linger in your head for days. Here is one of my favorites; it is perhaps not the most beautifully sung, but it is definitely fun (and possibly accurate). Take a look at the Steve Martin’s rendition of the (sadistic) “Dentist Song”:

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  1. Young Frankenstein was a good film and so was Zombieland. The others were complete crap.

    As for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, yes, it wasn’t a brilliant film, but as far as musicals go, it was one that I didn’t find stupid and boring as hell. You want to talk about crappy films? How about Grease? Grease was awful and as most musicals go the songs were idiotic.

    I for one cannot understand the fascination with Grease, yet a film like Rocky Horror gets put through the wringer. Then again, most people are followers and will simply say how they don’t like something because it’s the in thing to do.

    I for one, think for myself, and I enjoyed the flick for what it was: A silly take on classic horror films. But let’s look at it this way, if the Rocky Horror Picture Show was so terrible, then why is it still discussed today?

    • The article is titled “10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween.” Why the heck would you watch Grease on Halloween?!

      RHPS is a cult classic. It is beloved by fans. You’re not going to meet anyone here who hates it, (obviously, since it made the list).

      Plus, saying you hate musicals doesn’t make a good argument on why people should love *your* favorite musicals. It’s essentially admitting that you know nothing about the genre. It’s a wonder you don’t think Grease 2 is worse than Grease. Momma Mia was also hard to sit through. So was Across the Universe.

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  3. This is a great list! Thanks!