Little Shop of Horrors was one of my favorite movies growing up. It is my favorite musical ever—no contest.
But I didn’t learn of the original ending until my teens. When I was a teenager I was in this show (small part, but still…) and that’s when I learned that I had been living a lie. The plants were supposed to win in the movie, but Hollywood found it to be too dark. Audiences loved Audrey and Seymour and wanted them to live happily ever after.
Now that LSOH is on Blu-Ray you can watch Audrey IIs take over the world, the way it was intended before test audiences convinced Warner Brothers to change it to a happy ending.