I just saw this –
“According to director Danny Boyle, it was the opening hospital sequence of The Day of the Triffids that inspired Alex Garland to write the screenplay for 28 Days Later.”
That impressed me. I didn’t see the parallel at the time, but reflecting back I think it makes sense.
Other aside on remakes, John Carpenter’s The Thing is probably my favorite. (Does Evil Dead 2 count as a remake of the first one?)
Also, I think I want to watch some good old Hammer films for the Halloween season this year.
Horror of Dracula, The Mummy and The Curse of Frankenstein with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are all certainly on the agenda. I wonder if they are public domain yet?