Sailor Bill Masen is in hospital for an eye operation. With his eyes bandaged, he is unable to witness a freak meteorite show that blinds the entire population of London. As spores from the shower develop into 'triffids' (vicious, man-eating plants), humans Seem powerless to resist. Along with a small group of seeing survivors, Masen begins the fight to save civilization.
Memorable UK Sci Fi.
- The Day of the Triffids review by Steve Mason
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One of the better UK sci fi films of the era, probably better financed than most. Howard Keel wandering around a deserted, traumatised Westminster is unforgettable. Poor monsters prevail, but a suspenseful and atmospheric film with characters you can care about. Luscious colour.