Rain is predicted for the weekend. Hurray! We now have an excuse for lazing around in our jammies all weekend watching movies about plants. Our three favorites?
The Hortiphile’s third favorite film about plants…..Little Shop of Horrors, the 1960 Roger Corman version which scared the bejesus out of us as youngsters, but is a hoot now.
It includes a character, Mrs. Hortense Feuchtwanger of the Society of Silent Flower Observers of Southern California. What’s not to love? In fact, why wait for the rain, you can watch it right now.
Day of the Triffids, the 1981 BBC version. (Another one so good they made it twice.) And you think your weeds are out of control? Wait until you see what these evil plants are up to.
And finally, the Hortiphile’s NUMERO UNO favorite plant movie…..
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (The 1978 version. All these plant movies are so good they make them twice). Plants from outer space take over San Francisco and eventually the world. Plants dominate! Which we always knew, but this movie proves it. Directed by San Franciscan Phil Kaufman, written by the late Jack Finney of Mill Valley.
Scary, fun, lots of great local shots. We love it.
Bring on the rain! We’ve got movies to watch.
What’s your favorite plant movie?