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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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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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They came. They shopped. They saved the world! 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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$3,580,578 (USA) (18 November 1984)

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$14,418,922 (USA) (4 January 1985)
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The waving clown in the first desolate shots of downtown Los Angeles is the same one Pee-wee Herman locks his bike to in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and subsequently gets stolen. Thus the clown is associated with two separate tragedies that are the inciting moments in each film. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, Regina is playing a Cabaret style Tempest game in the theater lobby. The next morning the game is a full size upright cabinet version. It's supposed to be the same game because of the high score mistake already noted. See more »

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Samantha Belmont: So did you make it with him last night?
Regina Belmont: Who?
Samantha Belmont: The Good Humor man, who do you think?
Regina Belmont: Geez, is that what's bugging you?
Samantha Belmont: That's no answer, man!
Regina Belmont: No I didn't make it with him last night. Why are you so weirded out?
Samantha Belmont: Oh right Reg, why should I be weirded out? My sister, who swiped every guy I ever had my eye on, has now swiped the last guy in the whole freaked out world!
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Hard Act to Follow
Written by Michael Hanna, Diana DeWitt and James Pritchett
Performed by Diana DeWitt
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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It's valley girls vs. zombies and evil scientists tonight on Schlock Wars!!
27 November 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Cheesy, but enjoyable satire is like the poor man's version of 28 Days Later (2002) with a big chunk of '80's vibe for flavor!

Comet eliminates the worlds population, leaving surviving sisters to fend against a group of demented scientists.

While many peg Night of the Comet as a zombie picture, and granted two or three zombies do show up along the way, this film really has much more in common with the old B sci-fi movies of the 1950s. In fact, one could make a good case that the film is meant to be a comical parody of those old schlock films, after all it does have a nice comic book feel! From any view, this is an entertaining film even with its silly moments. It manages to stir up a few chills along with the laughs.

The films cast is only decent, but their performances do hold their own. The special FX, mostly the zombies, are pretty decent. The music score is composed mainly of electronic tunes that perfect that great '80's feel!

For those seeking a bit of fun humor with their horror, Night of the Comet isn't a bad choice.

*** out of ****


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