[quote=Book Synopsis]In 1951 John Wyndham published his novelThe Day of the Triffidsto moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted byThe Times(London) as having "all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare." Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever. But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia., The classic scifi alien invasion novel tells the suspenseful tale of the Triffid attack on Earth, which wreaks havoc across the planet as a grotesque form of plant life, harmful to humankind, terrorizes human civilization.[quote]
IMO one of the few movies of its type which stayed relatively faithful to the book.
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Not sure what to do with this one. Didn't care for it the first or second time through the challenge, but the more I look, the more I like the colors. And the feel. Something doesn't quite work with the main flower. But the rest has grown on me more. First voting pass: 6 for changing my mind.