Night of the Comet Reviews
Two sisters and a guy they meet survive and make contact with a group that had prepared for the event.
This was a very original concept and is a great mix of horror, sci-fi and comedy.
(1984) Night Of The Comet
Written and directed by Thom Eberhardt directing a movie that almost has no plot whatsoever, full of 1980's music throughout, but it does consist of a unique set up with remnants that is similar to George Romero's original "Dawn Of The Dead" and "The Omega Man" movies. It starts out with crowds of people gathering for the sighting of an expected 'comet' hitting the earth- similar to Haley's comet. The star Catherine Mary Stewart as Regina bickering with her step mother through the phone in a movie theatre where all she want to do is stay behind so that she can make out with her boyfriend in a confined room. And the next thing you know, the assumed unthreatened comet ends up wiping out much of the entire population, turning much of them into dust, while others are infected by radiation. Viewers are not shown the devastation, and is only assumed until after Regina is starting to discover it herself. She becomes a little frantic wandering whether or not anyone else had made it too, particularly her sister, Samantha (Kelli Maroney). She does, and they end up being the only survivors on that particular city, until they go straight to a radio station is where they meet a trucker named Hector, played by Robert Beltran.
All I can say is that out of many zombie movies, this is probably the most subtleness zombie movie anyone has ever saw, since much of the movie consists of the characters fighting amongst each other- and not so much about them going against the zombies- as a matter of fact, they're not very zombies at all for these ones seem to disintegrate by themselves, and that they need the transfer of human blood to keep them alive. Now, while I love the superficial ending, I don't care too much about the soundtrack.
2.5 out of 4 stars