Films

The Day of the Triffids (1962)

The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Staff Writer

Day of the Triffids


Buy Day of the Triffids on DVD
TITLE: The Day of the Triffids

YEAR RELEASED: 1962

DIRECTOR: Steve Sekely

CAST: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel and Janette Scott

PLOT: A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the film version, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in an earlier meteor shower.

FUN FACT: When the film was finished it was too short, so the entire sequence where the triffids attack the lighthouse was added. This sequence was directed by an uncredited Freddie Francis.

140-CHARACTER MINI-REVIEW: Genuine British classic, the stuff that nightmares of really made from!

WIKIPEDIA ENTRY: Click here

IMDB ENTRY: Click here

BUY FROM AMAZON: Click here



The Spooky Newsletter

View Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. Susan A

    7th April 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Wonderful film. Scarred my youth with visions of crawling carnivorous plants preying on a largely blind population. I highly recommend it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Films

More in Films

The-Nanny-1965

The Nanny (1965) REVIEW

Paul Moynihan18th April 2015
The Children (2008)

The Children (2008) REVIEW

Richard Phillips-Jones17th April 2015
Joan Collins in I Don't Want to be Born

I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975) REVIEW

Peter Fuller17th April 2015
Damien-from-The-Omen-(1976)

Top 10 Kills from The Omen

Richard Phillips-Jones16th April 2015
The Godsend

The Godsend (1980) REVIEW

Peter Fuller15th April 2015
Village of the Damned Main

Top 10 Creepiest Kids in British Horror

Richard Phillips-Jones15th April 2015
Citadel-(2012)-scene

Citadel (2012) REVIEW

Ann O'Regan14th April 2015
Omen IV: The Awakening

Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) REVIEW

Richard Phillips-Jones13th April 2015
Jonathan Scott-Taylor in Damien Omen II

Damien: Omen II (1978) REVIEW

Richard Phillips-Jones12th April 2015
The Package Poster

The Package, ‘a violent promotion of peace’

Kayleigh Marie Edwards9th April 2015
Christopher Lee in Jesus Franco's Il Conde Dracula (1970)

El Conde Dracula (1970) REVIEW

Barry McCann7th April 2015
Dust Devil Poster

Dust Devil (1992) REVIEW

Simon Ball3rd April 2015