Monster of the Day #303 Updated on August 4, 2011 By Ken Begg 7 Comments “Bonsai tree, my ass!” Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart “My, what thin leaves on your trunk” Triffids just loooove to fondle. Ericb “How dooooo you do it? I haven’t been able to find ANYTHING to fix MY split ends.” John Campbell Wow! For once I knew what this was! Movie scared the bejesus’ out of me as a kid. I remember being cautious around large plants for awhile. Ahhh those were wonderfully imaginative times. Rock Baker “All plants move, but they don’t usually pull themselves out of the ground and chase you!” zombiewhacker And I really got hot when I saw Janette Scott Fight a triffid that spits poison and kills. Well, actually, it was Kieron Moore who did most of the fighting. Um… with a firehose. zombiewhacker BTW, years later I heard somebody claim that 28 Days Later ripped this movie off, since both are post-apocalyptic movies set in London involving a hero, a heroine, and a little girl (all not related), and both films feature one sequence where slobbering, woman-pawing, would-be soldiers stage a losing battle in an abandoned mansion against an onslaught of monsters. Myself, I call it a coincidence. Which does happen, by the way. I also don’t buy into the argument that Evil Dead was a ripoff of the movie Equinox. You hear that a lot, too. Rock Baker I’d say there are enough similarities in both cases that you could make a decent argument, even if the copying isn’t concious.