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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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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 »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies  »

Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Ivan E. Roth pulled out a prop gun during his audition for the role of Willy. 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 »


Dr. Carter, Project Chief: Are you pregnant?
Regina Belmont: No. Thought I was once.
Dr. Carter, Project Chief: That's not important.
Regina Belmont: Longest three weeks of my life.
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References Red Dust (1932) See more »


Written and Performed by Skip Adams
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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