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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 fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.



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It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone except Regina Belmont, and her younger sister Samantha, two Valley Girls who care more about fashion trends than celestial phenomena. But upon daybreak, when the girls discover that they are the only residents of Los Angeles whom the comet hasn't vaporized or turned into a zombie, they would do what all Valley Girls do - they go shopping. However, with the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save Earth and escape from flesh-eating zombies and blood-seeking scientists in hot pursuit. Written by Jaime Kidwell

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The comet's coming, and the world will never be the same. 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,580,578, 18 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,418,922, 4 January 1985
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The original working title for the film was "Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies". See more »


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End of the World Fantasy with Some Laughs
14 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I originally saw this movie in the theater, and I LOVED it! I had often fantasized about the end of the world where only myself a few others had survived.

Well, I'm 16 years older now, and not quite as misanthropic, but I still got a kick out of watching this again the other night. Sure, the soundtrack was atrocious, and some of the acting was sub-par, but the sheer aplomb that "Samantha" has carries the film, I thought.

Plus, it was fun to see Robert Beltran (ST: Voyager's second in command), so much younger!

Quite a few laughs, and a pretty good plot twist or two to keep you guessing makes this an easy movie to enjoy.

My rating: 7

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