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Night of the Comet
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Writer:
Thom Eberhardt (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It was the last thing on earth they ever expected. See more »
Plot:
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It's valley girls vs. zombies and evil scientists tonight on Schlock Wars!! See more (164 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Beltran ... Hector

Catherine Mary Stewart ... Regina

Kelli Maroney ... Samantha

Sharon Farrell ... Doris

Mary Woronov ... Audrey

Geoffrey Lewis ... Carter

Peter Fox ... Wilson

John Achorn ... Oscar

Michael Bowen ... Larry

Devon Ericson ... Minder

Lissa Layng ... Davenport
Ivan E. Roth ... Willy
Janice Kawaye ... Sarah
Chance Boyer ... Brian
Andrew Boyer ... Rogers
Stanley Brock ... Mel
Marc Poppel ... Danny Mason Keener / DMK
Raymond Lynch ... Chuck
Bob Perlow ... TV Reporter

John Stuart West ... Monster Cop

Alex Brown ... Monster in Alley
Dick Rude ... Stock Boy
Chris Pedersen ... Stock Boy
Karl Johnson ... Guard #1
Joel Levine ... Guard #2
Wilson Camp ... Party Guest

Anna Mathias ... Party Guest
Tim Hannon ... Party Guest

Bobby Porter ... Monster Kid
Steve LaBeau ... DJ (voice)
Michael Hanks ... Narrator (voice)
Chris Chesser ... Radio Spot Announcer (voice)
Dale E. House ... Helicopter Pilot (as Dale House)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Girl at the Theater (uncredited)

Directed by
Thom Eberhardt 
 
Writing credits
Thom Eberhardt (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Wayne Crawford .... producer
Nancy Israel .... associate producer
Andrew Lane .... producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Sandra Scheik .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Campbell  (as David Richard Campbell)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred Stafford 
 
Casting by
Annette Benson 
 
Production Design by
John Muto 
 
Set Decoration by
David Wasco 
 
Makeup Department
David B. Miller .... makeup effects designer
William Snyder .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Fay .... unit manager
Nancy Israel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H. Gordon Boos .... first assistant director
H. Gordon Boos .... second unit director
Gary A. Lowe .... second assistant director
John Muto .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Anne H. Ahrens .... assistant art director (as Anne Huntley)
Paul Ahrens .... property master
Don DeSimone .... lead carpenter
Vivianne Bertrand Gelbart .... art assistant
Bernardo F. Munoz .... construction supervisor (as Bernardo Munoz)
Bernardo F. Munoz .... scenic artist (as Bernardo Munoz)
Bernardo F. Munoz .... special props (as Bernardo Munoz)
John Myhre .... assistant property master
Sherry O'Connor .... art assistant (as Sherry Dreizen)
Dave Peltz .... art assistant
Stewart Russell .... construction coordinator
Thierry Verrier .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
John L. Anderson .... re-recording mixer
Doug Davey .... re-recording mixer
Björn Emilsson .... boom operator (as Bjorn Emilsson)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... sound recordist
Lois Freeman .... sound editor
Bill Gentry .... sound editor
Carl Graham .... sound editor
Chris Haire .... re-recording mixer (as Christopher L. Haire)
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Fred Stafford .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Rick Bugental .... motion control camera operator
John O'Connell .... motion control camera operator
Steven Wilzbach .... motion control camera operator (as Steve Wilzbach)
John Eggett .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Muto .... visual effects designer
Ted Rae .... visual effects
Mark Sawicki .... opticals: CMI
 
Stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Birke .... grip
Bruce Clarke .... grip
Donne Daniels .... key grip
John Esaki .... second assistant camera
Chris Fenney .... best boy
Philip Holahan .... first assistant camera
Steve Jezewski .... best boy grip
Shaun Madigan .... gaffer (as Shaun McClelland)
Austin McKinney .... plate photographer
Tom Richmond .... camera operator: second unit
Diane Roderick .... still photographer
Mike Townsend .... grip
Elizabeth Webber .... electrician (as Beth Webber)
 
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Linn .... key costumer
Deborah Loft .... wardrobe mistress
Regina Wrubel .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bill Gentry .... assistant editor
Carl Graham .... associate editor
Joseph .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tim Jaquette .... music mixer
Tim Jaquette .... songs mixer
Ross Pallone .... music mixer
Ross Pallone .... songs mixer
Tom Perry .... music mixer
Tom Perry .... songs mixer
Tom Perry .... music supervisor
Bob Summers .... music mixer
Bob Summers .... songs mixer
 
Other crew
Nancy Battaglia .... promotions
Rick Bugental .... slit scan: Lumeni
Thomas Coleman .... presenter
Dulanie M. Ellis .... script supervisor (as Dulanie Ellis)
Gary Etting .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Gary Etting)
Diana Galvin .... production coordinator
Ronald Guiley .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Ronald Guiley)
Susan Israel .... production coordinator: New York
Richard Jenkins .... neon
Philip Lieberman .... video game consultant
Carla Madison .... craft service
Gary Mascaro .... choreographer
Peter Merwin .... production assistant
John O'Connell .... slit scan: Lumeni
Arthur Payne .... production assistant
Steven Pomeroy .... assistant to production manager
Peter Rosenberg .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Peter Rosenberg)
Michael Rosenblatt .... presenter
Peter Rutenberg .... production accountant
Mark Sawicki .... title opticals: CMI
Steven Wilzbach .... slit scan: Lumeni (as Steve Wilzbach)
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Chuck Comisky .... special thanks
Carol Geissinger .... special thanks
Dave Hogan .... special thanks
Ken Jones .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #27376) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
When her MAC-10 jams several times Sam says "See that's the problem with these things, Daddy would have gotten us UZI's" At the time the MAC-10 had an (undeserved) reputation in popular culture for jamming and the UZI had a (well deserved) reputation for reliability.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Hector is driving the red Buick convertible, the radio announcer states "It's 450 FM in the PM," but the Buick only has an AM radio.See more »
Quotes:
Mel:I want you to take this flashlight and walk the house.
Regina Belmont:But Mel, they throw things at me!
Mel:I don't want those weirdos ripping up the seats.
Regina Belmont:Have you ever been hit with Dots? Milk Duds? Those things hurt you know.
Mel:Take flashlight. Walk house. Now!
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Movie Connections:
References Red Dust (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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28 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
It's valley girls vs. zombies and evil scientists tonight on Schlock Wars!!, 27 November 2005
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

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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