Up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.
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A shower of meteorites produces a glow 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 population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the film version, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in an earlier meteor shower. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, edited by Triffid Fan
Masen was stung by a Triffid after encouraging the immature one in his garden to walk; something that would have been fatal had it been fully grown. The Triffids stinger is 10ft long; their poison kills instantly anyone if it struck unprotected flesh. Chopping off their stinger was like rendering them harmless and it would take 2yrs for it to grow back. They can shoot venom up to 15ft away and their stingers are lightning quick but less accurate when attacking moving vehicles. The Triffids almost always aim for the head of a victim, but sometimes the hands. It's speculated they can talk to one another so they may possess some intelligence. They seem to communicate by way of rattling and even check on each other. One can build up an immunity to Triffid poison. Triffids will attack animals too, but their stingers can be ineffective against animal hides, e.g. sheep with fleece. See more »
At the villa in Spain, when the triffids are attempting to get through the electric fence, the action goes from bright sunlight to darkness to evening and back again. See more »
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In nature's scheme of things, there are certain plants which are carnivorous, or eating plants. The Venus Fly Trap is one of the best known of these plants. A fly drawn to the plant by its sweet syrup, brushes against triggered bristles. Just how these plants digest their pray has yet to be explained. There is much still to learn about these fascinating eating plants. This is a newcomer: Triffidus Celestus, brought to earth on the meteorite during the Day of ...
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An excellent movie. If your young and are into the super special effects today, then you may not like it. Thought the story is very dated, it's more about the breakdown of society that stands out in this picture. Even though it's old the story is very telling in what could happen when a society is blinded. You will get a few chills....
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