Night Of The Comet (1984)

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This campy frighteningly funny 80’s Sci-Fi horror film was adored by all the kids of the day. What kid wouldn’t want their overbearing and snooty step mother who is cheating on their father just turned to dust. Night Of The Comet stars the talents of Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov and directed by Thom Eberhardt.

Not only do we see people turned to dust but we get all the great stuff of horror as well like zombies and people slowly being turned into zombie mutant monster creatures as well. Tales of cannibalization and the ripping off of body parts are talked about but not really seen, it was only a pg-13 film you know. It was thought back then that kids could not handle anything more then some tore up skin and dripping zombie flesh. Back then it was enough to give a kid and some parents nightmares.

Take all of this and then add in a corrupt group of scientists that are slowly turning into the zombies that our heroes have been running from all along. This government think tank of idiots wants to harvest all of the survivors so that they can make a blood serum that will keep them alive. All they care about is them selves and are willing to kill anyone and everyone so that they can make a cure just for themselves. The is one among them that just wants to see them fail, a female researcher and scientist that knows they are doomed and there is no way to change it. Only she is able to make sure that the survivors have a chance and then kills herself before she becomes the monster that she knows that she is turning into.

I doubt we will ever see a remake of this film but it is definitely one to have in your apocalyptic end of the world as we know it collections. We will see elements of this film in other horror and classic end of the world films for years if not centuries to come. In the end you just have 3 gals and 3 guys to save the world, at least that we know of in Southern California. You will enjoy the time spent watching this film, I know that I did.

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