The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids (1962)

Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1962-07-05
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 150 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Allied Artists Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Steve Sekely
star 6.2/10
From 150 Ratings


After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

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  • Howard Keel

    as Bill Masen
  • Nicole Maurey

    as Christine Durrant
  • Janette Scott

    as Karen Goodwin
  • Kieron Moore

    as Tom Goodwin
  • Mervyn Johns

    as Mr. Coker
  • Ewan Roberts

    as Dr. Soames
  • Alison Leggatt

    as Miss Coker
  • Geoffrey Matthews

    as Luis de la Vega
  • Janina Faye

    as Susan - Child on the Train
  • Gilgi Hauser

    as Teresa de la Vega
  • Carole Ann Ford

    as Bettina
  • Arthur Gross

    as Flight 356 Radioman
  • Victor Brooks

    as Poiret
  • Colette Wilde

    as Nurse Jamieson
  • Ian Wilson

    as Greenhouse Watchman
  • John Tate

    as Captain - SS Midland
Camera Ted Moore Director of Photography
Sound Ron Goodwin Original Music Composer
Visual Effects Wally Veevers Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Paul Rabiger Makeup Artist
Art Cedric Dawe Art Direction
Writing John Wyndham Novel
Writing Bernard Gordon Screenplay
Production Philip Yordan Executive Producer
Directing Steve Sekely Director
Sound Bert Ross Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Eileen Warwick Hairstylist
Production George Pitcher Producer
Sound Maurice Askew Sound Recordist
Camera John Winbolt Camera Operator
Camera John Shinerock Focus Puller
Camera Hugh Davey Focus Puller
Sound Matt McCarthy Sound Editor