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Day of the Triffids

JOHN DUTTINE dons a raggedy beard and eye patch to battle rattling rubber penis-plants walking on stems.

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  1. Frank Jackdaw

    February 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    No eye-patch. At the time, it was bloody scary… and certainly better than the 2009 remake.

  2. Matty

    November 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    It still *is* scary, as a quick watch of the DVD will demonstrate. Since the triffids are plants the whole “looked like rubber” thing wasn’t and isn’t an issue. And the triffids themselves are only half of the threat: the other is that civilisation has spectacularly collapsed worldwide and the killer plants are simply taking advantage of an already-chaotic situation.

    It helps that it was made in the era before knowing irony and every character being a smart-arse and so the whole thing is taken deadly seriously.

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