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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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They came. They Shopped. They saved the world! See more »

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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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When the initial scene in the projection booth begins, we see a steel shipping reel running at the top of the projector. In all other shots after that one (presumably within the same 20-minute running time of a 2000' 35mm film reel) the reel changes from the steel shipping reel to a cast aluminum house reel. See more »

Quotes

Regina Belmont: [running to Hector's car] Come on kids!
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Brian, Survivor Child: I'm Brian!
Sarah: I'm Sarah!
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Regina Belmont: In a minute! Beat feet uncle Hector.
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Classic zombie film
3 March 2005 | by (Notts, UK) – See all my reviews

I think night of the comet is a classic zombie film that doesn't take the genre or itself too seriously. Its the ultimate fantasy film asking the question most people have asked themselves, namely "what would it be like to be the last people alive on earth".

Reggie and Samantha are two bickering teenage sisters only united in the passionate hatred of their stepmother Doris, who has an equal hatred for the girls. The Comet is big news and everyone is getting ready for the big event, except for Reggie and Samantha who have other things on their mind... The next day comes, and mixed with all the revellers party hats is a mysterious sand. No one seems to be around....

The premise of the film is good and whilst the acting is not the best it is still perfect for this kind of film. The characters DO have development and aren't just cardboard sketches. The zombies aren't the biggest part of the film but when they make their appearance they do please.

This film is always missed off from the classical zombie flic list usually due to its 'hollywood teenager' aimed audience. Most zombie fans ignore it on the basis that it doesn't seem to be a zombie film whilst the non-zombie fans miss out because they don't like the science fiction element. I'd love to see this film transfered and cleaned up for DVD release especially now that more and more films of this genre are making their appearance on DVD.

Don't expect a brilliant script or brilliant actors. I'd say this one is similar to the film 'dead heat' in terms of its zombie load (expect to jump once at least) and 'my best friend is a vampire' for its fantasy element.


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