Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • X
  • Horror, Sci-Fi
  • 1962
  • 95 mins

Day of the Triffids, The

Day of the Triffids, The

Synopsis

Dreadful special effects, a ludicrous premise and hammy acting make this cult sci-fi classic terrific entertainment

About

A meteor shower blinds the Earth's inhabitants in preparation for an attack by some mysterious plants in this hilariously po-faced adaptation of a Wyndham SF story.

Keel, his eyes bandaged at the time of the attack, is the one man who remains sighted. He now finds himself with the unenviable task of saving the world.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Janette Scott, Howard Keel, Kieron Moore, Nicole Maurey
  • Director: Steve Sekely
  • Writer: Bernard Gordon, John Wyndham, Philip Yordan
  • Producer: Bernard Glasser, George Pitcher, Philip Yordan
  • Photographer: Ted Moore
  • Composer: Ron Goodwin

In a nutshell



Some great setpieces - the blinded pilot in charge of his aircraft for example ("Tell the passengers not to worry, we'll be making an emergency landing soon") - work their magic, and if the script is a little uneven and even ludicrous at times, The Day of the Triffids is wonderfully apocalyptic sci-fi.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    The First Film

    Director David Nicholas Wilkinson's documentary about how the world's first-ever movie was made in Wilkinson's native Leeds.

    On Film4: 5 Mar 11:00AM

  • Film4

    Hercules

    Lou Ferrigno (star of TV series The Incredible Hulk), Sybil Danning, Ingrid Anderson and Mirella D'Angelo star in Luigi Cozzi's mythological romp for the low-budget action specialists The Cannon Group.

  • Film4

    Wild Tales on Film4

    Damián Szifrons BAFTA-winning black comedy plays on Film4 for the first time.

  • Film4

    As Above, So Below on Film4

    A deadly secret is discovered under the streets of Paris in this intensely creepy found-footage horror, playing on Film4 for the first time.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share