Night of the Comet
Night of the Comet (1984)

In this sharp-witted sci-fi disaster outing, a comet smashes into California leaving a pair of Valley girls and a few others alive. When the ladies finally figure out what happened, the twosome embark upon an unprecedented shopping spree,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 16, 1984
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

I think it's the film's ability to embrace its own zaniness that has cemented Night of the Comet's legacy in modern horror as by far one of the most inventive cult classics to have been spawned during the 80's.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that.

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Time Out

Suspecting that all this plus the cheerleaders might fail to excite, the film-makers also pack in twenty songs.

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Rob Vaux

The irreverence at the perceived end of the world constitutes Night of the Comet's biggest selling point: borrowing some of the cheekiness that George A. Romero used so well, and making it the main dish rather than the garnish.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.'

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

It feels like an homage to everything, as its likable heroines slowly wander through a movie wasteland filled with familiar landmarks

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Campy cult classic that combines post-apocalyptic drama with flesh eating zombies and parachute pants.
Lewis C.
"Hey, I'm sorry if the end of the world makes me a little nervous." A lot of 80's movies just have this unique combination of camp and… More
Alex roy
Average tongue in cheek Sci Fi horror comedy, Night of the Comet is an underrated gem for 80's low-budget cinema. Night of the Comet may not be the best… More
Greg S
After a comet destroys 99% of the world's population, a tough usherette and her pom-pom girl sister must fight off various zombies and armed survivors to… More
Aj V
A teen version of the apocalypse, that's what this is, which may sound bad, but it's so bad it's good. I really liked this movie, and I highly… More
Curtis Lilly
Funny to laugh at the 80's, but one can only laugh at the 80's for so long before you pray for the ending. Still, there is something charming about… More