Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  16 November 1984 (USA)
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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 <>

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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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$700,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The comet passes over on Friday the 14th December 1984. When Regina is trying to convince Samantha that everyone is dead she says "It's Saturday, where are all the kids?" so the comet passed on Friday night. In the radio station the recording mentions that there are 11 more shopping days till Christmas. If they count the 24th as the last shopping day that means the comet passed on the 14th. See more »


When Reggie first returns home the morning after the comet, the entryway carpet is clean and clear, yet after finding Sam upstairs and then dragging her toward the front door, there is a pet leash and a small spot of red dust in the middle of the carpet at the bottom of the stairs. See more »


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Never Give Up
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Totally awesome, for sure!
19 August 2004 | by (Santa Ana, California) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's a B-movie. Yes, it's a zombie-ish movie. Yes, it's about the end of the world. But it's the mid-eighties, so everything is totally awesome, for sure!

This is one of my favorite horror flicks. There's something about two teenage valley girls from L.A. being the only survivors (well, there are a few others) of an unexpected mass-extinction flyby of a comet, that makes you love this film. It's fun, has a few jumps, and tons of one-liners. It's one of those films that if you watch it more than once, you'll be quoting lines from it. It's all just good fun.

Sadly, I think I've seen this film more than any other film in my life. This used to be my guilty pleasure: I watched this almost every other day for a year when I was a kid and I used to know every line. I just recently watched it after a decade-long absence and I still love it every bit as much.

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