Night of the Comet (1984) fashion versus zombies

Posted: October 7, 2015 in FILM REVIEWS/COMMENTS
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NotcA comet turns most of the life on Earth into red dust, leaving two young women to fight the wicked types who have survived.

This off beat 80’s scifi has a premise that harks back to The Last Man on Earth (1964) and it’s tone is reminiscent of Lifeforce (1985) mixed with Dawn of the Dead (1978) and the Blob (1988 remake) to name a few.

Director/writer Thom Eberhardt creates a visually eye-catching B- film with an eerie atmosphere on a neon-primary coloured backdrop. It has tongue-in-cheek humour and zombie-like effects spread throughout.

The two female leads, cheerleader kitted Samantha (Kelli Maroney) and Regina “Reggie” Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart) assisted by survivor Hector (Robert Beltran) take on nomads, dodgy scientists and alien infected zombies.

The notable Stewart as Reggie keeps the energy high and Eberhardt throws in a consumerism subtext for good measure. Night of the Comet while not as pacy as it could be has enough going on including 1980’s fashion to keep it entertaining.

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