The Day Of The Triffids (1962)
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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.
Spine Chilling Terror
Title: Day Of The Triffids, The
Release Date: April 27, 1963
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Approved
Howard Keel ...Bill Masen
Nicole Maurey ...Christine Durrant
Janette Scott ...Karen Goodwin
Kieron Moore ...Tom Goodwin
Mervyn Johns ...Mr. Coker
Ewan Roberts ...Dr. Soames
Alison Leggatt ...Miss Coker
Geoffrey Matthews ...Luis de la Vega
Janina Faye ...Susan - Child on the Train
Gilgi Hauser ...Teresa de la Vega
John Tate ...Captain, SS Midland
Carole Ann Ford ...Bettina (as Carol Ann Ford)
Arthur Gross ...Flight 356 Radioman
Colette Wilde ...Nurse Jamieson (as Collette Wilde)
Ian Wilson ...Greenhouse Watchman
Victor Brooks ...Poiret
Katya Douglas ...Mary
Thomas Gallagher ...Burly Man
Gary Hope ...Flight 356 Pilot
John Simpson ...Blind Man
Sidney Vivian ...Ticket Agent
More Movie Taglines:
- Spine Chilling Terror
- Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!
- Triffids take over the world! From the greatest science-fiction novel of all time!
- Man eating plants! Spine chilling terror!
- The triffids are coming! The triffids are growing! The triffids are killing!
- From the greatest science fiction novel of all time!
- Tom Goodwin: [to Karen] Keep behind me. There's no sense in getting killed by a plant.
Karen Goodwin: [as her husband is boarding up the lighthouse door] It's like being nailed in your own coffin.
Mr. Coker: [to Bill] Most plants thrive on animal waste, but I'm afraid this mutation possesses an appetite for the animal itself.
[last lines] Narrator: [narrating voice over] A simple method had been found to destroy the Triffids. Sea water, from which life on Earth had sprung, became the means of preserving life on Earth. Mankind survived and once again have reason to give thanks.
Narrator: [narrating voice over] All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites. There is no record of a display such as this in recorded history. At observatories astronomers are noting this fantastic phenomenon, and are carefully calculating the effect on our solar system. The consensus of option is that the meteorites burn up from the intense heat before they reach the Earth.
- The triffids inspired the E.T. plants of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
When the film was finished it was too short, so the entire sequence where the triffids attack the lighthouse was added.
Although credited with "additional music", composer Johnny Douglas actually supplied more music than the main composer, Ron Goodwin. According to the official music cue sheets, Douglas wrote 26 mins, Goodwin 19 minutes
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