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

    Before I Go To Sleep

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong star in director Rowan Joffe's (Brighton Rock) psychological thriller.

  • Film4

    Devil's Knot

    Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon star in Atom Egoyan's fact-based drama about a triple child murder.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

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

or Register

Share