The Day of the Triffids (1962)

Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!

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Title
The Day of the Triffids
Original Title
The Day of the Triffids
Genres
Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Tagline
Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!
Release Date
1 July 1962
Overview
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.
Director
Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
Actors
Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns, Ewan Roberts, Alison Leggatt, Geoffrey Matthews, Janina Faye, Gilgi Hauser, John Tate, Carole Ann Ford, Arthur Gross, Victor Brooks, Colette Wilde
Writer
Author
Producer
George Pitcher
Director of Photography
Ted Moore
Original Music Composer
Ron Goodwin
Country
 United Kingdom
Languages
English
Runtime
1 h 34 min
Production
Allied Artists Pictures, Security Pictures Ltd.
Budget
$750,000
Certification
Revenue
IMDB

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