Night of the Comet (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Night of the Comet (1984)



Critic Consensus: Valley Girl culture satire Night of the Comet gets lots of mileage out of its slapstick sci-fi zombie approach.

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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.

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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
Bob Porter
as Monster Kid
Peter Fox
as Wilson
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 (33) | Top Critics (7)

Night of the Comet is not really symbolic of anything quite so real world perilous, but it serves as a rare example of smart, resourceful and snarky butt-kicking women in film of that decade.

December 22, 2020 | Full Review…

... a cheaply made science-fiction movie that enters the atmosphere without ever igniting.

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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

November 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

June 6, 2007 | Full Review…

his endearingly hokey low-budget B-movie comes with a high nostalgia factor from the Reagan era

March 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Night of the Comet

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

Randy Tippy
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
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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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