Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Killer Super-Plants

Kevin Maher of AMC's SciFi Department visits the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to take a look at killer plants in fact and fiction - particularly horror B-movies.

Here are links to some of the mentioned movies, in case you want to add them to your video library or Netflix queue.



  1. Anonymous10:29 PM

    So what about mutant sundews who capture humans on sticky, drug-encrusted leaves? Or giant flytraps who only incidentally eat humans who step into their innocent looking leaves? And a carnivorous pheromone emitting villain is also possible. None of these are as sexy as the movie veggie carnivores but more possible. Except the Sarlaac.

  2. I think scary plants are pretty much a horror story staple. Just think of all the forests where the trees come to life to attack unwary travelers.

    In terms of unexpectedly lethal plants, I like Niven's immobilie yet lethal sunflowers.

    (and I'm not convinced the sarlaac is even a plant)


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