Copyrighted Video - DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS vs HOUSE OF CARDS
Everyone's doing mashups. Its a big ole mashup party, and I finally have time to participate. What happens? YouTube MUTES the audio. I missed the party.
So Vimeo it is. Anyway, this is just for fun and it won't happen again.
Every time i listen to HOUSE OF CARDS i think of 28 DAYS LATER. But while that would make for a very kinetic mashup, i'd like to expose people to THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, which was the non-zombie inspiration for Danny Boyle's 28 DAYS LATER. TRIFFIDS is being remade by BBC for a 2009 release. Hopefully that will inspire younger readers to check out other Wyndham classics including THE CHRYSALIDS and THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS.
And for anyone who thinks global warming is Al Gore's invention (that plus the internet), check out Wyndham's THE KRAKEN WAKES. Evil aliens perform some geo-engineering on Earth by altering undersea currents. The end result is reminiscent of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, although without its unrelenting stupidity.