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Director:
Writer:
Thom Eberhardt (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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(133 articles)
[Yuletide Terrors] Day 19: Night Of The Comet
 (From Destroy the Brain. 19 December 2014, 3:39 PM, PST)

Special London Screening of Night of the Comet with Catherine Mary Stewart
 (From DailyDead. 15 October 2014, 8:18 AM, PDT)

Competition: 'Night of the Comet' *closed*
 (From CineVue. 25 September 2014, 12:52 PM, PDT)

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Classic zombie film See more (152 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
Sherry Dreizen .... art assistant
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
Dave Peltz .... art assistant
Stewart Russell .... construction coordinator
Thierry Verrier .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
John L. Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Davey .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christopher L. Haire)
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Fred Stafford .... sound editor
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
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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95 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #27376)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original working title for the film was "Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Willy:Let's play a game, it's called scary noises.See more »
Soundtrack:
Tell Me YourselfSee more »

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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Classic zombie film, 3 March 2005
Author: skelk from Notts, UK

I think night of the comet is a classic zombie film that doesn't take the genre or itself too seriously. Its the ultimate fantasy film asking the question most people have asked themselves, namely "what would it be like to be the last people alive on earth".

Reggie and Samantha are two bickering teenage sisters only united in the passionate hatred of their stepmother Doris, who has an equal hatred for the girls. The Comet is big news and everyone is getting ready for the big event, except for Reggie and Samantha who have other things on their mind... The next day comes, and mixed with all the revellers party hats is a mysterious sand. No one seems to be around....

The premise of the film is good and whilst the acting is not the best it is still perfect for this kind of film. The characters DO have development and aren't just cardboard sketches. The zombies aren't the biggest part of the film but when they make their appearance they do please.

This film is always missed off from the classical zombie flic list usually due to its 'hollywood teenager' aimed audience. Most zombie fans ignore it on the basis that it doesn't seem to be a zombie film whilst the non-zombie fans miss out because they don't like the science fiction element. I'd love to see this film transfered and cleaned up for DVD release especially now that more and more films of this genre are making their appearance on DVD.

Don't expect a brilliant script or brilliant actors. I'd say this one is similar to the film 'dead heat' in terms of its zombie load (expect to jump once at least) and 'my best friend is a vampire' for its fantasy element.

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