Rapid Review: Night of the Comet (1984)

Night of the Comet

Just a quick review today I’m afraid and as it’s Halloween soon I picked this horror/comedy movie that was made back in 1984.

A comet is passing by Earth for the first time in 65 million years. The next day most of the population has disappeared and some of the ones left behind have been reduced to Zombies. Theres only a few that managed to remain unaffected, including sisters Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart)  and Samantha (Kelli Maroney). Can they adapt to their new world and survive the terrors outside?

Night of the Comet is a fun movie with two great female protagonists. Joss Whedon has credited this film for helping to produce the character of Buffy and you can definitely see shades of everyone’s favourite vampire slayer in the two sisters. The special effects may look a bit naff now but they are a certain charm to them. Having the girls based at a radio station means a lot of 80’s music on the soundtrack which is great for those who like that music such as myself.

As the movie is more tongue in cheek and entertaining a modern audience probably won’t find it that scary. However it’s easy to see why this became a cult movie. So if you fancy a retro horror movie and seen all the classic this may just be the Halloween treat for you.


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2 responses to “Rapid Review: Night of the Comet (1984)

  1. Dan

    I love this one. Very 1980s but has a real sense of the absurd and good use of humor throughout. It doesn’t take itself seriously which is the real joy.

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