Day of the Triffids
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Adapted from the novel by John Wyndham, this intelligent British monster movie begins with a meteor shower so intensely bright that it blinds the majority of the world's population, rendering them vulnerable to attack from hordes of carnivorous plants known as "Triffidus Celestus" grown from meteor-borne spores. As the plant-monsters continue to multiply and seek human prey, the remaining sighted people join forces to combat the veggie invaders. One such survivor, an American seaman (Howard Keel) whose eyes were bandaged during the meteorite impact, battles his way through the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sci-fi thriller (1963) that sticks in the mind, thanks to deft pacing and a vividly paranoid premise."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Unfaithful adaptation from the acclaimed 1951 science fiction novel by John Wyndham."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Good, but hardly great sci-fi."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Terror comes to full bloom in a sci-fi classic"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Sometimes unintentionally funny, and it could have done without the customary moralising."
‑ David Parkinson, Time Out
"Decidedly short on awe-inspiring moments."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"If the script is a little uneven and even ludicrous at times, The Day of the Triffids is wonderfully apocalyptic sci-fi."
‑ , Film4
"Attack of the Space Vegetables!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Botanical dread"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The plants are marchin'! Hero Keel then overwaters them."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Clever sci-fi gem."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The book is a deserved classic, but this film loses most of the tension and all of the terror in the transition."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
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