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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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Davenport
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Willy
Janice Kawaye ...
Sarah
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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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It was the last thing on earth they ever expected. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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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 convertible the almost runs over Samantha at the movie's ending is driven by Danny Mason Keener - "DMK" is his license plate. See more »

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When Regina flees the theater alley on a motorcycle, she pulls up next to an empty Mercedes and turns on the bike's headlight. In following scenes riding to her house, the headlight is off again. See more »

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Danny Mason Kenner aka DMK: [Danny stops next to Samantha after he almost hit her with his Mercedes convertible] Gawd, I'm sorry but you shouldn't cross against the light like that. Hey, you guys are survivors too, huh?
Samantha Belmont: [looks upward and mouths] Thank you.
Danny Mason Kenner aka DMK: What?
Samantha Belmont: Nothing. Great car!
Danny Mason Kenner aka DMK: Thanks, I have 23 of em'. You want to go for a ride?
Samantha Belmont: More than you know.
Hector Gomez: [to Regina] We don't know anything about this guy. Where's he from? What's his name?
Samantha Belmont: What's your name?
Danny Mason Kenner aka DMK: Danny Mason Keener.
Samantha Belmont: [to the others] Danny Mason Keener, okay?
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

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Lady in Love
Written by Bob Summers
Performed by Revolver
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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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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