After seeing, and smelling,
the blossoming corpse plant at a Seattle conservatory a few months back, the
first thing I (and just about everyone else) thought was, "That
looks just like Audrey Junior in Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)!"
Maybe Ecologist Aaron Ellison can explain if there is any connection
between the two intimidating tubers when he discusses carnivorous plants after
this Science on Screen screening of the film. This is not the 1986 adaptation
of the stage musical version, but the original Roger Corman schlock classic
about the big vegetable with a taste for human flesh. Catch the flick, featuring
a very young Jack Nicholson as a masochistic dental patient and one of the
greatest lines ever uttered by a plant on screen: "Feed me!" at the Coolidge
Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline | Monday, October 3 @ 7 pm | $9; $7 students, seniors |
617.734.2500 or coolidge.org.