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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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At the start of the movie, Regina is upset because the player "DMK" has upset her perfect list of wins on the video game in the theater lobby. The car the almost runs over Samantha at the end of the movie is driven by Danny Mason Keener -- "DMK" is his license plate. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Samantha: [calling across the street to the others after Regina pushes the crosswalk button] What are you waiting for?
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Regina Belmont: We DO NOT cross against the light!
Samantha: [looks at the red crosswalk light] Are you nuts, auntie Regina?
Regina Belmont: [sighs] You may as well face the facts Samantha. The whole burden of civilization has fallen upon us.
Samantha: What's that supposed to mean?
Regina Belmont: It MEANS we do not cross against the light!
Samantha: [walks out into the street] That's totally stupid, there's nobody here! See, ...
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Let My Fingers Do the Talking
Written by Kenny Lee Lewis & Dianne Steinberg (as Diane Steinberg)
Performed by Stallion
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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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