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I have been awefully busy in the past few weeks but I experienced some post apocalyptic media during these weeks which I have to share. One of the stuff was a movie called “The Day of the Triffids” (2009) and it was to be honest with you not too bad, but not too good either. In this case I’d still recommend it as a nice Sunday Sober-up Entertainment 🙂

In the near future huge farms of so called Triffids have saved the earth from global warming, as the plant’s oil provides a renewable source of energy instead of using fossil fuels. The slight disadvantage of growing millions of Triffids world wide is they are extremely aggressive, poisonous, carnivorous and can move….”Wait a second! They can move?”…yes they can bei somehow “walking” on their roots, oh and they communicate aswell. But don’t worry, they are safely tucked away in heavily guarded greenhouses…oh wait, not that heavily guarded as one day some kind of weird activist gains access to mess around with the plantation.
By pure coincidence a massive solar flare occurs the same day. All those people who look up the sky in excited anticipation of beautiful aurora borealis are blinded by a bright flash. Only a few people who had luck and didn’t look straight into the light are spared from this horrible fait and from now on are called as “sighted”.

One of them is the weird activist. Not among them: the guards in the plantation. Of course the Triffids escape and start feeding on the easiest available prey: blind humans (and sighted ones who are stupid enough to get eaten by giant orchids 🙂 ). Actually when I write down this stuff it seems like a cheap flick…still I had fun watching it. It has a nice post-apocalyptic setting and marauding gang leaders claiming to be king of the wasteland, a scientist and his crew who try to defeat both threats: the gang and the triffids. See for yourself!


This is the 1962 trailer 🙂 I still got to see that one. I love these old movies, especially the narrators in the trailers 😀

Oh and FYI: no, the solar storm doesn’t cause a power failure in this scenario!

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Although many of you have seen this animated short already, I would say it is never too late to promote this awesome film. Enjoy a highspeed race through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic universe.

Last night I watched the film The Quiet Earth, a 1985 apocalyptic classic. It’s about a scientist named Zac Hobson who wakes up one morning only to find out he is the last person on earth. Everybody else has mysteriously disappeared, seemingly in a blink of an eye. While realising and investigating his fate Zac comes across a crashed plane…of course with no passengers in it, but all the seatbelts are securely fastend. This may remind some of you of “Life After People – Population Zero”….oh wait….Population One 🙂 Zac soon realises this “effect” has something to do with the (large scale world wide) experiment he has been working on…and that he is not alone after all. And all survivors have something morbid in common.

It was quite entertaining to watch, but definately not one of the best post-apocalyptic movies I have ever seen. Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to watch the whole film because you don’t have 2 hours for it just watch the trailer 😀