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Night of the Comet (1984)

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

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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The LP that Sam tosses over her shoulder is the soundtrack to "Valley Girl", which would become, for a short time, one of the most sought-after albums of all time. See more »

Goofs

When Regina types in "REG" as high score position #6 on the video game (Tempest), it would have dropped "DMK" to position #7, not eliminate it entirely. Also, the top high score visible during her previous game play is 296844 points with the associated initials of "D R" (not "REG", whose top high score is implied). Regina's score during game play is upwards of 80000 points, yet when she enters her high score in third place the second, third, and fourth high scores are 45XXX, 37XXX, and 35XXX points respectively. However, the following shot of "DMK" being in sixth place shows the adjacent high scores in the 15XXX range. Lastly, the levels shown ("heart" level, "line" level, etc...) do not coincide with actual gameplay. See more »

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Samantha: You're not gonna blame me because the phone went dead. I'm not the phone company. Nobody's the phone company anymore!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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An EotW classic complete with explanations.
6 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am horribly fascinated with EotW films. This particular endeavor may very well have been the cause. I was 12 when I first viewed it. It impressed upon my mind the possibility that all could be lost....and then....it could actually get worse. But what distinguishes it as one of the worthy few among films of it's kind is simple. They had a believable reason for the calamity. Moreover, they explained how and why the heroes were spared. Instead of obsessing over the hidden mechanism by which people were elected to survive or die, the viewer could relax and enjoy the rest of the story. Although it's fashion sense is long lost, I believe that lovers of this genre will appreciate it's adventurous spirit.


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