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Lineage of a Giant Walking Monster Eating Plant

How did a giant monster eating plant, Biollante come to attach Godzilla? In three easy evolutionary steps, beginning with:
Little Shop of Horrors (1960) in which Audrey II gets hungry and says the famous line “Feed Me!” Her diet is limited to humans.
Next the plant walks and multiplies:
Day of the Triffids (1962) in which the prey, humans again, are struck blind as they watch a meteor shower. A shower that also brings plant spores!
Finally, the spirit of a young girl, a rose bush and Godzilla are blended, along with their DNA, to create Biollante:
Gojira tai Biorante (1989) aka “Godzilla vs. Biollante” in which the walking growing plant develops a taste for lizard — one of my favorite Godzilla movies, lyrical some call it. For the best review see

If you know of other movies with similar plants, please let me know in the comments.


  1. Phil Daquila

    2/11/2006 at 7:17 pm

    While I am pretty sure the Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi (1983) was a beast and not a plant, it is reminiscent for many of the LSOH carnivore.

  2. The pods from Invasion of the Body Snatchers are certainly human-eating, though they don’t walk around or stomp on Tokyo. Also there’s The Andromeda Strain, though the “bad guys” are viruses – which technically aren’t plants. But they’re not really anything else either, so maybe that counts?

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