A Story of Little Shop of Horrors is a 23-minute syndicated TV special created in 1987 to promote the movie. It has been included as an extra on every DVD and blu ray release of the film, though it has yet to be transferred in HD.
The above title is cited on home video packaging and the narration states, "This is a story of...," but the actual title that appears on-screen is simply "Little Shop of Horrors."
Produced by The Geffen Film Company, the special opens with scenes from the original film and comments from Roger Corman. Switching gears, it quickly segues into the 1986 movie, featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with many cast and crew members.
Primarily created in London, notably absent are screenwriter/lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, who were not present for the shoot. Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin and the film's other guest stars are not interviewed, and nothing is mentioned about the film's infamous reshoot.
- Roger Corman
- David Geffen
- Frank Oz
- Rick Moranis
- Ellen Greene
- Tichina Arnold
- Michelle Weeks
- Tisha Campbell
- Lyle Conway
- Construction of the Skid Row Set
- Skid Row (Downtown) filming
- Suddenly, Seymour rehearsal and filming
- Dentist! rehearsal and filming
- Seymour and Orin in the dentist office
- The creature workshop
- Feed Me (Git It) rehearsal and filming
- Mean Green Mother From Outer Space filming