(Roger Corman, US 1960, 72 min.)

Halloween. When lowly clerk Seymour Krelboyne creates a plant that relies on human blood to survive, he becomes the star employee at Mushnick’s flower shop. However, to keep revenue flowing, he must also keep the blood flowing. Caught in a downward spiral of murder and deceit, his crimes swell to epic proportions … and so does the plant’s power. Roger Corman, king of the B-picture, filmed this hilarious low-budget masterpiece in just two days. Print courtesy of the Joe Dante and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.