8 items from 2014
Throughout the month of December, we will be highlighting a film a day that has some tie into the holiday somehow. Some titles will be obvious, others won’t be. Some films will be good and, again, others won’t be. However, we think all titles are worth your time whether to give you chills inside your home or to make you drink more eggnog until you puke laughing.
A mid December night and everyone is out to catch a glimpse of the comet about to pass by the Earth. Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) is working at the movie theater and misses the comet after spending the night in the projection room with a coworker. Her sister Samantha (Kelli Maroney) is stuck at home with their stepmom and her dumb Comet Party. Samantha runs away but really hides in the tool shed in the backyard. The next morning something is odd. »
- Jeremy Jones
In Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 cult classic film, Night of the Comet, teenaged sisters Regina and Samantha Belmont prove that Valley Girls can survive with the best of them after most of the population has either been reduced to dust or turned into zombies. Fans of the fun fright flick who live in the London area can watch a special screening at The Prince Charles Cinema with Catherine Mary Stewart in attendance.
Taking place at 9:00pm this Thursday, October 16th, the Night of the Comet screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Catherine Mary Stewart (who plays Regina, aka “Reggie” in the film). To learn more about this special event, visit:
“In this satirical sci-fi comedy, Samantha (Kelli Maroney) and Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) are two sisters whose father was a hard-bitten Green Beret, but who”ve grown into typical Valley Girls. »
- Derek Anderson
Taking its cues from classic doomsday movies such as The Day of the Triffids and The Omega Man (with a healthy dose of Dawn of the Dead thrown in for good measure), Night of the Comet (1984) is an irresistible slice of Reagan-era B-movie fare which features Cyndi Lauper dance-alongs as well as some truly gravity-defying hairstyles. To celebrate the release of Night of the Comet this coming Monday (22 September), we have Three Dual Format copies of Thom Eberhardt eighties favourite to give away to our readers, courtesy of cult movie specialists Arrow Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
★★★☆☆Arrow Video has once again dug down deep into the cornucopia of neglected cult titles to unearth a gem. Thom Eberhardt's cheaply-made but impressive-looking apocalyptic sci-fi/horror yarn, 1984's Night of the Comet is George A. Romero-style zombie invasion infused with a Valley girl sensibility. While it doesn't quite have the budget or resourcefulness to fully deliver in this kitschy B-movie premise, it remains a fun ride nonetheless. Opening on the eve of a huge comet passing by Earth, global celebrations take a swift dive when mankind is all but wiped out and turned into piles of red dust. Two sisters, Samantha (Kelli Maroney) and the older Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart), avoid obliteration.
- CineVue UK
Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng | Written and Directed by Thom Eberhardt
It’s no surprise really that the Eighties are so fondly remembered for horror and science fiction, that was the time that VHS was growing allowing easier viewing of movies, and of course a time when a lot of people of my generation were growing up. Night of the Comet is one of those sci-fi horrors that never took itself too seriously and came to be known as a film that symbolised everything about the eighties. Yet another classic picked up by Arrow Video it epitomises everything we come to expect from a B-movie.
When a comet which hasn’t flown past this earth since the extinction of the dinosaurs pays a return visit most of the population of Earth »
- Paul Metcalf
Stargazers crumble into dust or become zombies in Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 cult classic film, Night of the Comet. With adult supervision seemingly eradicated, surviving sisters Regina and Samantha have fun with their newfound freedom and their adventures are captured in next week’s UK Blu-ray / DVD release of Night of the Comet, complete with an abundance of special features.
Night of the Comet will be released on a dual format Blu-ray and DVD in the UK from Arrow Video on September 22nd. We have the official synopsis, list of special features, and a look at the cover art:
“It Was The Last Thing On Earth They Ever Expected.
Life can be tough when you’re a Valley girl. First, there’s making sure you’re on time for pep squad practice. Then there’s having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making »
- Derek Anderson
Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.
The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives. »
Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Night of the Comet, the 80s cult-classic which since its initial release in 1984, has gone on to amass a legion of loyal fans with its hugely entertaining riff on the apocalyptic sub-genre of movies, paying homage to such classics as The Omega Man and The Last Man on Earth. In fact, this might be the most purely entertaining depiction of the aftermath of a catastrophic event, not just in movie history but possibly... well, ever. The movie will make its UK Blu-ray debut on 22nd September 2014 in a newly restored transfer with a host of extra features including interviews with stars Kelli Maroney, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran and Mary Woronov. The disc will also feature audio commentaries with writer/director Thom Eberhardt, stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart and production designer John Muto. Alongside this, »
8 items from 2014
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