Written and directed by Thom Eberhardt
Starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, and Robert Beltran
All of the world’s scientists have mysteriously died 12 months before the movie begins. At least that’s the only way to explain why no one has predicted that the comet, hurtling toward earth during a jolly Christmas season, is going to come a lot closer than all of the comet-party revelers around the country suspect.
That’s one hell of a synopsis, huh? Night of the Comet is an absolute blast. My 80’s movie kick shows no sign of slowing down.
Sisters, Reggie (Stewart) and Sam (Maroney), are two oblivious southern California teenagers that live through the ominous comet that wipes out most of LA. Thrilled to find out their evil stepmother didn’t make it out alive, they find their city residents reduced to piles of red dust, scattered across the ground with their clothing intact. Speaking of clothing, the girls are thrilled when they realize the mall is probably prime for looting.
“TAKE THAT, FUTURE FILM CAREER!”
As the movie progresses under a cheesy orange/pink sky, they find zombies, crazy scientists and all types of post-comet weirdness. Listen, this is a straight up 80’s B Movie, so don’t expect anything other than some terrible acting and an honest sci-fi/horror romp. The dialogue is fantastic, ”Why are you so weirded out?, and Reggie and Sam make a great pair. It’s the freaking end of the world and Sam is still upset that all the boys like Reggie. It’s a great use of 90 minutes if you have the time.
“Mmmmm, retro Raisin Bran…”
Night of the Comet, in all it’s semi-glory, is currently available to watch instantly on Netflix. Give it a shot.