Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Jack Nicholson's first horror movie.
Sgt. Joe Fink:
My name is Sergeant Joe Fink, working the 24-hour shift out of homicide. And this is my workshop. The part of town that everybody knows about, but that nobody wants to see - where the tragedies are deeper, the ecstasy's wilder and the crime rate ...
Mel Welles' character name is spelled as "Mushnik" in the end credits, but appears as "Mushnick" on the sign outside his shop.
The film's ending credits is absent from some prints.
$1,400,000 (USA) (31 December 1960)
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