The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 dark comedy film directed by Roger Corman. The film is famous for having been shot in two days. The film tells the story of a nerdy young florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The film is also noteworthy for featuring a young Jack Nicholson in a small role as Wilbur Force, the dentist's masochistic patient. A softcore pornographic spoof of the movie was released in 1973 as Please Don't Eat My Mother. Interest in the original movie was rekindled when a stage musical called Little Shop of Horrors was produced in 1982. It closely followed the original film and was itself adapted to cinema as Little Shop of Horrors, in 1986. This in turn spawned an animated TV series Little Shop.