Sunday, July 25, 2004

omigawd! it's the triffids

The Day of the Triffids is the second John Wyndham adaptation I have seen. The first was Village of the Damned, which was based on the much superior The Midwich Cuckoos. The Triffids movie also seems to be a letdown as far adaptations go, although I haven't read the Wyndham book. Think of it best as a Roger Corman film, with some old-fashioned Twilight Zone vibes. A prolonged meteor shower plunges most of humanity into blindness (nice touch), and triggers a mutation amongst triffids giving them size, mobility and a hunger for humanity. As the survivors come to terms with the chaos, and try to find a way to stop the triffids, more random extras get consumed by the demonic plants. Cheap, and fun.

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