Roger Corman Man-Eating Plant Rocks KC Rep's 'Little Shop of Horrors' By Steve Walker • Apr 25, 2012 Don Ipock / Courtesy of Kansas City Rep When first introduced in 1960, Little Shop of Horrors was a cheesy, low-budget movie about a meek floral shop apprentice who accidentally cultivates a man-eating plant. DVD Gurus: Roger Corman Films By Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske • Mar 22, 2012 He's made a film in two days. And some people will say that it shows. Others will proudly defend the low-budget work of B-movie director Roger Corman. He even won an Honorary Academy Award in 2009 for his body of work.