The Day Of The Triffids
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“Beware the triffids… they grow… know… walk… talk… stalk… and kill!”. This movie involves a meteor shower blinding a majority of the population and bringing a large plant that can walk, has a poisonous sting, and feeds on their victims.
The film uses sound and editing to create most of its suspense, as the killer plants are kind of slow and cheesy looking. This really could be viewed as a precursor to the zombie film genre; there is a catastrophe that breaks down society, the blind people and killer plants are slow moving and act somewhat like zombies, the plants feed on flesh, and bands of people try to forcefully take things that they want. Another thing that adds to the films cult status is that it is referenced in another cult film, the opening song of The Rocky Horror Picture Show contains the lyrics “And I really got hot when I saw Janette Scott fight a triffid that spits poison and kills…”
Kristján Steinn aka Plasticboy, is an Icelandic artist, musician and a DIY instrument maker currently studying ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. For this Night Garden he will produce beats and sounds to dance to!