Night of the Comet (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Night of the Comet (1984)




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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, for while all humans were vaporized, their clothing was left intact.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Thom Eberhardt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 6, 2007
Paramount Pictures

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Kelli Maroney
as Samantha
Wilson Camp
as Party Guest
Karl Johnson
as Guard No. 1
Joel Levine
as Guard No. 2
Bob Perlow
as News Reporter
Peter Fox
as Wilson
Bob Porter
as Monster Kid
Lissa Layng
as Davenport
John Stuart West
as Monster Cop
Alex Brown
as Monster in Alley
Dick Rude
as Stock Boy
Chris Pederson
as Stock Boy
Bobby Porter
as Monster Kid
Michael Hanks
as Narrator
Chris Chesser
as Radio Spot Announcer
Anna Mathias
as Party Guest
Dale E. House
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Night of the Comet

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | June 6, 2007
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 18, 2014

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.

Full Review… | April 18, 2014
Creative Loafing

crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that.

Full Review… | February 3, 2014
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Night of the Comet

Campy cult classic that combines post-apocalyptic drama with flesh eating zombies and parachute pants.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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 horror film of the 80's, nonetheless it's still worth your time. The concept is fairly simple, a comet flies by Earth killing everyone aside for a few survivors. They go on a shopping spree, but they come face to face with Zombies, crazy criminals and mad scientists bent on survival. Night of the Comet is really a blend of different styles of horror. The question is, does it work? Yes, it does. But the film does struggle at times at delivering something effective. Despite the uneven script, Night of the Comet is still a fun cheesy sci fi horror comedy that will please fans of 80's horror flicks. Sure the film won't win any prizes, but if you're one of those horror fans that enjoy cheesy horror at its finest, then look no further than Night of the Comet. The film has the necessary elements to make it an enjoyable film, but there's some on-screen material that does fall flat. Despite this, director Thom Eberhardt crafts a good film that will appeal to cheesy horror film fans. Night of the Comet is flawed but loads of fun. If you're a die-hard horror fan and want to spend a night with friends and watch something that's pure cheese, then this is the type of film for you to watch. The plot may be ridiculous, but that goes for every type of film of this caliber. Night of the Comet along with Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Motel Hell is probably one of best examples of good cheesy horror. Don't pass up on this one.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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 recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Night of the Comet Quotes

Samantha: Great car.
DMK: Thanks, I have twenty three of them. Would you like to go for a ride?
Samantha: More than you know.
– Submitted by Kevin R (3 years ago)
Samantha: You're not going to blame me because the phone went dead, I'm not the phone company. Nobody is the phone company anymore!
– Submitted by Kevin R (3 years ago)
Samantha: Muffy? Stupid dog.
– Submitted by Kevin R (3 years ago)
Samantha: I can't get anybody on the phone.
Regina: Sammi, you can't get anybody on the phone because everybody's gone. They're all gone.
Samantha: What? Can you grab the milk please?
– Submitted by Kevin R (3 years ago)

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