The Day Of The Triffids (1962)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

United Kingdom, 1962.  , .  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

The world is made a madhouse when a meteor shower blinds most of Europe’s citizens, with alien mutation rays causing flowers and plants everywhere to rise up and murder humans. A man who had been kept under cover following surgery and a little girl who stowed away on a train have managed to keep their sight and find each other, navigating their way quite dangerously from London to Paris in an effort to make it to the last convoy leaving for safety. Meanwhile, a troubled couple living on a lighthouse try to put the husband’s alcoholism away just long enough to defend themselves from the invasion of mean green mothers from outer space. Despite a hilariously B-level story line, the film is told with grace and class.  The cheesy visual effects and the women constantly screaming while paralyzed with fear are especially fun to watch.

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