In the classic 1995 Robin Williams movie Jumanji, the poisonous and carnivorous plants were (in my humble opinion) the scariest terrors of the film.
If you haven't seen it, in the film two kids find and play a magical board game which causes their town to be overtaken by wild animals, plants, and other creatures from the jungle until they can somehow beat the game. In the brand new version, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, four teenagers are transported into the video game world of the plant-terror-laden jungle and must beat the game to escape and return to the real world.
Since the latter comes out this week, it got us thinking about those exotic, and somewhat terrifying, plants from the original. Giant, people-eating flowers! Poison-dart throwing plants!
These plants aren't real, but there are some super-terrifying plants around the world that can do some amazing things. The truth is, most real carnivorous plants start eating insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from the environment (not for any more fearsome reason.) But it's fun to observe them anyway.
Below, five alarmingly carnivorous plants that might as well be from Jumanji.
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