Night of the Comet

Synopsis: It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone except Regina Belmont, and her younger sister Samantha, two Valley Girls who care more about fashion trends than celestial phenomena. But upon daybreak, when the girls discover that they are the only residents of Los Angeles whom the comet hasn't vaporized or turned into a zombie, they would do what all Valley Girls do - they go shopping. However, with the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save Earth and escape from flesh-eating zombies and blood-seeking scientists in hot pursuit.
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Thom Eberhardt
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

So, what do you say? I'll give you $15.

Are you kidding?

We spend the night in here,

we end up making it,

and you give me 15 bucks?

Do you know

what that makes me look like?

Reggie, I'm not giving you $15

for making it with me.

Okay, well, just so

we have that straight, okay?

Yeah, for sure.

I mean, you'd be worth a lot more

than $15. Everybody knows that.

The first earthlings to see the

effects will be in Newfundland.

Or, Newfoundland.

This is expected to begin at 2.04.

That's Pacific Standard Time.

Hey, Sammy, Sammy, Sammy.

...Interesting sidebar to this story

is the fact that all telecommunications

seem to be out in that part

of the world.

This could have...


Samantha, you sound pissed.

I just had it out with Doris

once and for all, again.

She wants me to, like, haul chips and dips

around for her little comet party.

Yeah, well, speaking of Doris...

Look, I need your help.

Tell her that you know all about this

field trip that I'm gonna take, okay,

with my science class. We're gonna go

to the observatory to watch the comet.

- She won't go for it.

- She'll go for it. Just tell her, okay?


Doris? Reggie's on the phone.

She's not having car trouble?

She's gonna be out all night

with her science class at the observatory.

I know everything.

Yeah, hi, Doris.

- What's this about a science class, Regina?

Well, you want me to do better

in science, don't you?

I want you home in five minutes

after you finish work.

If you wanna watch the comet,

you can do it here.

Look, Doris. I have 18 years ...

Look, Doris. Like, I'm 18, okay,

and I can watch the comet wherever

I want to watch the comet.

Here, Samantha, you and your sister

share a lot of secrets.

I want you to share this one with her.

If it were up to me,

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Thom Eberhardt

Thomas Everett "Thom" Eberhardt (born March 7, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Eberhardt has won two awards and two nominations. He is most noted for his work on Captain Ron, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and the cult classic Night of the Comet. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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