Steve Sekely, The Day of the Triffids, 1962.

This sci-fi classic starts as a shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. At the same time, strange plants — known as triffids — are being stimulated by the meteor shower and are growing into man-eating creatures. With most of the world’s population blinded, those who still can see have to do whatever it takes to survive. 

USA, 1962, Cert 15, 93mins


The Day of the Triffids
Dir. Steve Sekely


Sun 12 March 2006, 3.30pm

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Burdon Road
Sunderland SR1 1PP