Night Of The Comet (1984)
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Two sisters, high school seniors in the early 1980s, awaken one morning to blood red skies and the realization that the human race has been wiped out. It becomes apparant that anyone who was not surrounded by steel when the Earth recently passed through the tail of Haley's comet has been reduced to a pile of red ash (the trace elements of human chemical makeup.) They encounter a rebellious Native American man and take over the air waves at a local radio station in an attempt to get help. Unfortunately, they attract the attention of a group of scientists who knew what the effects of the comet would be. They hid underground in a steel laboratory, but idiotically left the vents open. Now, as various survivors of the comet who were only partially surrounded by steel are decaying into flesh-hungry zombies, the scientists are attempting to come up with a vaccine made of the blood of people who were not infected by the comet. Thus the trio must fight their way past not only roving packs of the cannibalistic dead, but also outsmart a pack of scientists desperate not to become that way themselves.
It was the last thing on earth they ever expected.
Also Known As:
Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies
Title: Night Of The Comet
Release Date: November 16, 1984
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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 Kenner / DMK
Raymond Lynch ...Chuck
Bob Perlow ...TV Reporter
John Stuart West ...Monster Cop
Alex Brown ...Monster in Alley (as Alex A. Brown)
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)
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David Richard Campbell
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
"Learn to Love Again"
"Whole World Is Celebratin'"
"Virgin in Love"
"Eyes on You"
"I'll Take the Blame"
"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
More Movie Taglines:
- It was the last thing on earth they ever expected.
- They came. They Shopped. They saved the world!
- The comet's coming, and the world will never be the same.
- The last time it came the dinosaurs disappeared
- Willy: If bachlorette number one isn't out here in half a tick I'm gonna ice bachlorette number two, got it?
Samantha: You were born with an asshole, Doris, you don't need Chuck.
[When her MAC-10 jams while target shooting] Samantha: Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.
[after shooting one of his friends] Regina Belmont: You're crazy! Willy: I'm not crazy, I just don't give a fuck.
Regina Belmont: Have you ever been hit with Dots, Mel? Milk Duds? Those things hurt!
- As Regina emerges from the movie theater the morning after the comet, a poster for Death Race 2000 (1975) can be seen on the theater door. Mary Woronov appears in both films.
The production designer, John Muto, used what he describes a "comic book" sensibility for the film. Characters were given specific colors, with the bad guys in blues and grays and the girls in colors. Regina's colors were deeper than Sam's to reflect that Regina was more intellectual than Sam and that Sam was wackier than Regina. For example, Sam's cheerleading outfit is made in magenta and turquoise to make it really stand out.
The original working title for the film was "Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies".
When cheerleader Kelli Maroney (Samantha Belmont) is playing at the radio station as a disk jockey, she says that she is taking requests from "all you teenage mutant comet zombies". This was the working title of the film.
The LP that Sam tosses over her shoulder is the soundtrack to "Valley Girl", which would become, for a short time, one of the most sought-after albums of all time.
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