The Day of the Triffids
By DAVID WEINER
February 15, 2013
Bottom Line: Truth be told, there aren't a lot of big-screen Hollywood films in which the meteor is the main villain. There a plenty of cheesy TV movies that have cornered that market, and more than a handful of films that feature a meteor shower as the catalyst for disaster (Night of the Comet brings about zombies, The Blob hitches a ride on a meteorite, The Monolith Monsters delivers killer crystals, a rogue comet in Maximum Overdrive prompts machines to come alive and attack us). My favorite was released in 1962 with The Day of the Triffids, in which a meteor shower liberally spreads killer crawling plant creatures around the globe – with everyone who has seen the shower going permanently blind.
Best Line: "All plants move -- but they don't usually pull themselves out of the ground and chase you!"
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