Monday, October 13, 2008

The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids is a 1962 British science fiction film very loosely based on the John Wyndham novel with the same name. It stars Janette Scott (Crack in the World) and Kieron Moore (Crack in the World).

Foster on Film discusses its influence on the horror genre. Moria notes that "This film of the John Wyndham novel is mostly – and rightly so – lambasted for the complete demolition job it does of the book." DVDTalk declares they have "always loved The Day of the Triffids - there's something wonderfully real about the post-apocalyptic menace in John Wyndham's 1951 novel." 1000 Misspent Hours opens with "This is another movie that I like a great deal more than I can really defend."

StompTokyo says,
As a post-apocalyptic survival story, The Day of the Triffids scores surprisingly well, with a number of horrific developments that come about from mankind's sudden collective blindness.
Classic Sci-Fi Movies calls it "one of the big B sci-fi movies of the early 60s." Need Coffee offers it as part of their 32 Days of Halloween series.

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