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Night of the Comet (1984)

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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Doris Belmont
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Audrey White
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Dr. Carter
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Dr. Wilson
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Oscar
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Larry Dupree
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Minder
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Brian
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Rogers
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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 last time it came, the dinosaurs disappeared. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Thom Eberhardt recalls receiving praise for his creative decision to depict Kelli Maroney's character walking out of an elevator by focusing on her feet, instead of a conventional full body or upper body shot. Eberhardt told the Projection Booth podcast that this was in fact a result of running out of time to shoot the scene on location. With the actress unavailable to participate in pick-ups, a member of the production team wore the character's sneakers, and with no actual elevator to film in, a couple of screens were filmed in tight close-up and pulled apart manually by stagehands to simulate the opening of the doors. The use of footwear to represent the entire character is an example of the literary and visual metaphorical device of synecdoche. See more »

Goofs

When Regina and Sam are talking on the bridge, the position of the Diet Pepsi can sitting on the railing between them changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Belmont: You were born with an asshole, Doris, you don't need Chuck.
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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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An EotW classic complete with explanations.
6 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am horribly fascinated with EotW films. This particular endeavor may very well have been the cause. I was 12 when I first viewed it. It impressed upon my mind the possibility that all could be lost....and then....it could actually get worse. But what distinguishes it as one of the worthy few among films of it's kind is simple. They had a believable reason for the calamity. Moreover, they explained how and why the heroes were spared. Instead of obsessing over the hidden mechanism by which people were elected to survive or die, the viewer could relax and enjoy the rest of the story. Although it's fashion sense is long lost, I believe that lovers of this genre will appreciate it's adventurous spirit.


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