The Day of the Triffids

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The Day of the Triffids

london, england based on novel or book plant giant plant alien life-form meteor alien invasion blindness man eating plant

The Day of the Triffids

Release Date: July 05, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!»
Genres    :   Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Allied Artists Pictures, Security Pictures Ltd.
Director    :   Steve Sekely
Producers    :   Philip Yordan, George Pitcher
Writers    :   John Wyndham, Bernard Gordon
RunTime    :   93 mins.
Budget    :   750000

A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle 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 World's population go completely blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of Triffids: farmed plants harvested for their oils, which are capable of moving themselves around and are carnivorous. In this film version, however, the Triffids are not indigenous plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in this and an earlier meteor shower. Derided by the original novel's author, John Wyndham, for straying so far away from the source material.

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