Horror That Grows On You

It Grows!

Cool one-sheet for the impending It Grows (2014), an indie made creature feature movie short filmed in “verdant photosynthescope.” I have no idea what a “verdant” is.

Here’s how this thing sprouts: “Zac has a problem. He suffers from ‘cyberchondria’ – he contracts every disease he ever reads about online. But that’s not his only problem. Something is growing in his garden…and it’s growing fast! Is it just a cute little plant, or could it be the harbinger of something more sinister?”

I vote for something more sinister.

Little Shop of Horrors

Man-eating vegetation is nothing new to horror. One only needs to look back to the Little Shop of Horrors (1960 and re-made in 1986) as a random starting point. In that one a florist’s assistant cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. They had me at florist assistant.

One of my all time-y favorite “plants gone wild” horror movies is Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), wherein a rose bush gets super-sized thanks to being fertilized with some of Godzilla’s cells. A Biollante by any other name…

Godzilla vs Biollante

Wild fun fact: Movie producer Tomoyuki Tanaka had been looking to create new monster opponents for Godzilla to turn into mush. As part of pre-release publicity, Tanaka solicited script ideas from the public with 5,000 entries being received. The winning entry that was selected was from Shinichiro Kobayashi, a dentist.

I wish Shinichiro Kobayashi was my dentist.

2 Responses to “Horror That Grows On You”

  1. I think “Verdant” is one of those Venerable Diseases or VDs. You might want to see your Doc so he can schedule a photosynthescope exam.

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