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Night of the Comet (1984)

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive.

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Doris Belmont
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Audrey White
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Dr. Carter
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Dr. Wilson
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Oscar
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Larry Dupree
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Minder
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Davenport
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Willy
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Sarah
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Brian
Andrew Boyer ...
Rogers
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Two pretty high school girls (one a cheerleader!) don't like their stepmother or her new boyfriend ("Daddy would have gotten us Uzis!"). One morning, they wake up to find that everybody in Los Angeles has been turned to dust by a Comet except them, a guy who looks like Erik Estrada, some zombies and the occupants of a secret underground government installation. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Mary Woronov wrote all of her dialogue for her scene at the radio station with Robert Beltran. See more »

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In the department store, they start with a double-speaker Toshiba "boom-box". When Sam is apprehended by the store's new "owner", he directs his henchman to "turn off the music" (sic). The boom-box is now a single-speaker, generic tape player/radio when he shoots it. See more »

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Samantha: Doris, Reggie's on the phone.
Doris Belmont: She's not having car trouble?
Samantha: She's going to be out all night with her science class at the observatory. I know all about it.
Regina Belmont: Yeah. Hi, Doris.
Doris Belmont: What's this about a science class, Regina?
Regina Belmont: Well, you want me to do better in science don't you?
Doris Belmont: I want you home in 5 minutes after you finish work. If you want to watch the comet you can do it here.
Regina Belmont: Look, Doris. Like, I'm 18 okay? And I can watch the comet where ever I want to watch the comet.
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Features Tempest (1981) See more »

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I'll Take the Blame
Written and Performed by Thom Pace
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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It's valley girls vs. zombies and evil scientists tonight on Schlock Wars!!
27 November 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Cheesy, but enjoyable satire is like the poor man's version of 28 Days Later (2002) with a big chunk of '80's vibe for flavor!

Comet eliminates the worlds population, leaving surviving sisters to fend against a group of demented scientists.

While many peg Night of the Comet as a zombie picture, and granted two or three zombies do show up along the way, this film really has much more in common with the old B sci-fi movies of the 1950s. In fact, one could make a good case that the film is meant to be a comical parody of those old schlock films, after all it does have a nice comic book feel! From any view, this is an entertaining film even with its silly moments. It manages to stir up a few chills along with the laughs.

The films cast is only decent, but their performances do hold their own. The special FX, mostly the zombies, are pretty decent. The music score is composed mainly of electronic tunes that perfect that great '80's feel!

For those seeking a bit of fun humor with their horror, Night of the Comet isn't a bad choice.

*** out of ****


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