Cult Classics

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Cult Classics

Gee Brown, News Editor

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With the announcement of the upcoming musical going around school, many were excited to see the theatrical adaption of the 1986 sci-fi/ fantasy film, Little Shop Of Horrors, take its place up at the Thurston Middle School theatre. This film and the play adaption falls into a category with several other famously known, Cult-Classic films such as Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, A Clockwork Orange, and The Lost Boys, to name a few. Many of these Cult films have quickly grown in popularity, thanks to their dedicated, passionate fanbase, which has created an elaborate subculture that engages in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation at reshowings of the films. There are even places like the Art Theatre of Long Beach that has a weekly midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as part of their Saturday night “Midnight Insanity” film showings. Just as the play adaption of the movie Heathers became a widely known and extremely popular musical experience, Little Shop of Horrors spent its fair share of time on Broadway, entertaining die-hard fans and regular theatre attendees alike. For those who haven’t heard of the story before, the plot focuses on a meek flower shop assistant, Seymour, who finds himself falling for his co-worker, Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store, and Seymour must come up with more bodies to feed the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

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