Night of the Comet

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Directed by Thom Eberhardt.
With Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran.
US , 1984, 35mm, color, 95 min.
Print source: HFA

Regina: Do you have your MasterCard on you?
Samantha: No.
Regina: Good, because you don't need it. THE STORES ARE OPEN!

A rare example of an 1980s horror/fantasy film without a male lead—and without a portentous, brooding script—Night of the Comet is an irreverent, intelligent comedy/sci-fi hybrid about two Valley girls taking a fearless stand against a hungry population of killer zombies left behind by a passing comet. With the height of the action unfolding at the mall in the bright neon palette of the Eighties, Comet instantly obtained cult status upon its release.

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