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Night of the Comet (1984)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hector Gomez
... Regina Belmont
... Samantha Belmont
... Doris Belmont
... Audrey White
... Dr. Carter
... Dr. Wilson
... Oscar
... Larry Dupree
... Minder
... Davenport
... Willy
... Sarah
Chance Boyer ... Brian
Andrew Boyer ... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,580,578, 18 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,418,922, 4 January 1985
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the posters in the projection room of the theater is for the movie "Red Dust". Everyone that was exposed to the comet directly was turned into red dust. See more »

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The amount of film on the reel playing in the projection booth changes (increases and decreases) several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: It's ironic. Of all the great minds of the world, all the great intellects, who should survive, or almost survive. I don't have to see the results of the blood test. I can guess what they say about that one.
Audrey White: You're right. It would be senseless to take her back. Look, I'll stay and take care of it. Then if this Hector person shows up I can run tests on him too.
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Whole World Is Celebratin'
Written by Chris Farren and Wayne Crawford
Performed by Chris Farren
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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Totally awesome, for sure!
19 August 2004 | by 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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