The Day of the Triffids


A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of Triffids: farmed plants harvested for their oils, which are capable of moving themselves around and are carnivorous. In this film version, however, the Triffids are not indigenous plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in this and an earlier meteor shower. Derided by the original novel's author, John Wyndham, for straying so far away from the source material.

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  1. Steve Sekely


  2. Bernard Gordon


  3. John Wyndham


  4. Freddie Francis


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  1. Howard Keel

    Howard Keel

    Bill Masen

  2. Nicole Maurey

    Nicole Maurey

    Christine Durrant

  3. Janette Scott

    Janette Scott

    Karen Goodwin

  4. Kieron Moore

    Kieron Moore

    Tom Goodwin

  5. Mervyn Johns

    Mervyn Johns

    Mr. Coker

  6. Ewan Roberts

    Ewan Roberts

    Dr. Soames

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $750,000.00

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Release Information

  • April 27, 1963



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

This was solid and surprisingly very effective at getting across both the dread and horrific atmosphere of such a predicament--and would make a very good double bill with Kaufman's (70's) 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. I love my veggies, but I'll never look at a salad the same way again...

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