The Day of the Triffids


[The Day of the Triffids] GB, 1963, colore, 35 mm, 94′
di Steve Sekely
Sceneggiatura Bernard Gordon – Fotografia Ted Moore – Montaggio Spencer Reeve – Musiche Ron Goodwin – Interpreti
Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns, Janine Faye, Alison Leggart

A mysterious and enchanting meteor shower crosses the Earth’s sky, a wonderful spectacle, but the next day, it makes everyone who has seen it go blind, that is to say, almost all of humanity. At the same time, carnivorous, walking plants develop from some seeds floating in space, perhaps carried by the meteors themselves that make easy work of a blind human race. The few survivors of the catastrophe unite to reconstruct an organised society, while two scientists isolated in a lighthouse, discover that sea water is deadly to the carnivorous plants.