Night of the Comet
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In this satirical sci-fi comedy, Samantha (Kelli Maroney) and Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) are two sisters whose father was a hard-bitten Green Beret, but who've grown into typical Valley Girls. They end up spending the night in a steel-lined room just as a comet passes close to the earth, vaporizing the people in its wake. When Samantha and Regina emerge, they discover that they have the city to themselves, and they begin the shopping spree to end all shopping sprees. En route to the mall, they discover Hector (Robert Beltran), the only survivor they've found so far, and they argue… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"There's no question Night of the Comet was made in the 1980s, and that's a positive for people who have enjoyed similarly silly sci-fi flicks like Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps and other delightfully airy efforts from that decade."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"It feels like an homage to everything, as its likable heroines slowly wander through a movie wasteland filled with familiar landmarks"
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Parodies the 1950's sci-fi zombie flicks."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A terrifically witty, refreshingly unpretentious science-fiction film with the least likely and most likable heroines in memory."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Suspecting that all this plus the cheerleaders might fail to excite, the film-makers also pack in twenty songs."
‑ , Time Out
"crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Night of the Comet is that rare movie that's effective as both a science-fiction movie and a parody of a science-fiction movie."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"What really makes Night Of The Comet such a joy isn't the nostalgia rush it provides, but the two central characters. These girls just get on with it, dealing with the apocalypse with resourcefulness, crackerjack wit, and machine guns."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"his endearingly hokey low-budget B-movie comes with a high nostalgia factor from the Reagan era"
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"A good-natured, end-of- the-world B-movie, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt, a new film maker whose sense of humor augments rather than upstages the mechanics of the melodrama."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"When most of the people of the Earth are dehydrated into pink dust, will girls still just want to have fun? 'Night of the Comet' answers that question in the affirmative, with a flourish of candy colors, short skirts, MTV beats & 'teenage comet zombies.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A superb apocalyptic tale that's surpassed its decade trappings."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An ingenious, rather enchanting Reagan-era museum piece"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Excellent and tasty B-movie psuedo-zombie goodness."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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