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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The production designer, John Muto, used what he describes a "comic book" sensibility for the film. Characters were given specific colors, with the bad guys in blues and grays and the girls in colors. Regina's colors were deeper than Sam's to reflect that Regina was more intellectual than Sam and that Sam was wackier than Regina. For example, Sam's cheerleading outfit is made in magenta and turquoise to make it really stand out. See more »

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As Regina drives down Hope St. and turns right at a street, you can see someone in dark clothing reflected in the shiny stone wall walk in front of the light source to the far right, then turn around and walk back in front of the light source again. See more »

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Davenport: [coaxing the children for a shot] You'll just fall asleep and then you'll see Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
Brian, Survivor Child: I don't believe in Santa Claus.
Dr. Carter, Project Chief: What? You don't believe in Santa?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Makin' Me Blue
Written by Bob Summers
Performed by Jim Christopher
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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Wonderfully Camp 80s fare
27 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my guilty pleasures. A camp, 80s sci-fi caper that's dated but still enjoyable. The opening is wonderful and contrasts with the subdued but somewhat haunting ending. Back in 1984 this would have been even better because it would not have been regarded as camp. Today it seems we can all sneer our postmodern noses at such works but make assertions that its kitsch quality is now rather endearing. Catherine Mary Stewart steals the film with her Ripleyesque action moves and feminine charm, while Zoe Kelli Simon provides a number of dumb blonde comedic moments. The film lags somewhat after the brilliant opening but never loses its heart. The only downside is the fact it seems like a TV film/80s MTV video with its fuzzy camera-work. Watch it with popcorn at home, preferably late at night.


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