Night of the Comet (1984) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Night of the Comet (1984)

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  • Release Date:  1984
  • Genre:  Virus
  • Director:  Thom Eberhardt
  • Screenwriter:  Thom Eberhardt
  • Cast & Crew: Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng, Ivan E. Roth, Janice Kawaye, Chance Boyer, and Andrew Boyer.

Night of the Comet (1984)Rating:

  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Dylan = 7.5 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.4/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 5.8/10.

Night of the Comet (1984) Synopsis:

Following the wipeout of Earth’s population by a mysterious comet, the remaining survivors struggle to stay alive against a group of evil scientists.

Night of the Comet (1984) Review:

Behind its classic 80’s look and its zombie background, I found Night of the Comet to be one of the most unusual movies that I have seen from that period. If you’re looking for a modern comparison, Turbo Kid is your best bet.

Night of the Comet focuses much of the 80s culture, but unlike other movies from the same period, it stands out of the crowd by being halfway between a parody and a homage to the teenagers of these times. The most singular aspect of the movie has to be the reaction of the two lead characters (two sisters) when confronted with some of the most horrific events ever encountered by humanity: all they want to do is shopping and seducing boys. The movie is basically 90 minutes of a clever social message hidden behind a silly veil of comedy. The story is pretty unique too, featuring very few characters in an almost perfect post-apocalyptic background where every single person was turned to dust. Some moments are really tragic and yet taken so lightly (the movie even features a suicide) that it makes it quite disturbing to watch.

The movie is cheap looking (on purpose, or not) but that does not matter, it says what it has to say, and well. To me, this clearly one of the forgotten gems of the 80s and a movie that it so much more than what it appears at first.

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