I really got hot, when I saw Janette Scott……

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….fight the Triffid that spits poison and kills.

Another remake of the classic John Wyndham sci-fi novel “The Day Of The Triffids” is on the way, this time in 3D, those stingers will be terrifying coming at ya!

What a tantalising story it is too. Triffids are an intelligent and aggressive plant species that come with a whip-like venomous sting, a plant that mankind is cultivating for its oils. When a meteor shower renders most of humanity blind, civilisation collapses and those few who can still see attempt to establish a colony in the countryside.

The story has been adapted 3 times previous. The film version was back in 1962 and starred Janette Scott. The BBC made a terrific mini-series back in 1981, and there was another mini made in 2009 it starred Dougray Scott, Eddie Izzard & Vanessa Redgrave (I have yet to see this one).

The previous adaptations were limited by technology to make the plants convincingly threatening, so the new producers are confident that with the new 3D technology available they will be able to capture the true dark horror and suspense elements of the novel.

As a child I remember being terrified seeing the original movie, probably saw it on The Deadly Ernest Show in the 70’s.

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One response to “I really got hot, when I saw Janette Scott……

  1. Wanda

    Deadly Ernest!!! I’d forgotten all about him…

    And what about Mr Movies, Bill Collins?

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