The Day of the Triffids

Movie • 1962 • Horror  

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A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of Triffids: farmed plants harvested for their oils, which are capable of moving themselves around and are carnivorous. In this film version, however, the Triffids are not indigenous plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in this and an earlier meteor shower. Derided by the original novel's author, John Wyndham, for straying so far away from the source material.
This movie contains 4 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a child abused?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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But the triffids do follow people while hunting them
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The man in the lighthouse shouts ar his wife, mainly at the beginning when he is looking for alcohol.
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Addiction
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The man in the lighthouse, he runs out of alcohol after his first scene.
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Animal
Does an animal die?
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You see a dead dog.
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Are there snakes?
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But the triffid's tendrils could resemble snakes.
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Assault
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In one scene several men get drunk and dance with blinded women, it could resemble harassment. One woman is almost taken away in this scene but she escapes the man.
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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They only happen after moments of build-up so you can usually tell when they are about to happen.
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Medical
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sticksandstans
The main character begins the movie in a hospital recovering from surgery
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Mental Health
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One, near the beginning. It occurs offscreen.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Not shown on-screen
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Spoiler
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While the beginning is quite sad, it has an up-beat ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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There are multiple abandoned cars shown but you don't see a crash on-screen.
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Does a plane crash?
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Two, a large jet near the beginning and a smaller one later on
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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The triffids scratch people while attacking them so there's a little blood but it is quite minor.
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Is there gun violence?
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