posted 30 January 2015
Billy Synder was responsible for the cast's make-up on Night of the Comet, he recently uncovered a selection of Polaroids taken on the set and you can see them in the Production Photos section of this site.
Because most movies are filmed out of sequence, it is common for photos to be taken on set to aid with continuity of costumes and make-up. There would have been many more Polaroids taken, and most of them would have been lost or disposed of, but we are thankful that Bill held on to these ones and was kind enough to share them with fans.
Actress Kelli Maroney (Samantha) recently recalled on Facebook that Billy liked to play AC/DC's Highway to Hell while working on set. Kelli also commented that is was common for actresses to be asked to look down for the photos so that the eye make-up could be recorded.
posted 23 January 2015
Owner of record label POST/POP Jed Shepherd will be re-releasing the original soundtrack for Night of the Comet on limited edition LP and cassette in April 2015.
We'll bring you more news as it becomes available.
posted 22 January 2015
Ever wondered what a Night of the Comet toy line might look like? Night of the Comet fan Jada Crockrell has made her very own Reggie and Sam Barbie-style dolls.
With the recent increase in retro action figures, maybe we can presuade some of the toy companies (MacFarlane Toys?) to do a set of Night of the Comet action figures too.
posted 20 January 2015
The Spoiler Room, from Special Mark Productions, recently recorded a podcast interview with Night of the Comet star, Catherine Mary Stewart. Spoiler Room podcasts are recorded live via a Google Hangout session with film makers, critics and film fans.
posted 9 January 2015
Website Giant Nerd Robot recently posted an interview with Night fo the Comet acresss Catherine Mary Stewart.
During the interview, Catherine discusses the work she's most proud of and highlights os her career as well as her desire to be on the TV show Dancing with the Stars.
posted 9 January 2015
Catherine Mary Stewart has been put forward for consideration to appear on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The show, now into it's 20th season, pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers and they compete each week by performing choreographed routines to be judged by dance professionals Len Goodman, Bruno Toniloi, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.
You can help Catherine achieve her desire to be on the show by Tweeting and posting on Facebook the following message:
4 UR consideration #CatherineMaryStewart #LastStarfighter on Season 20 #dancingwiththestars @cmsall @DancingABC
posted 19 December 2014
Catherine Mary Stewart will be a guest at next year's Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Kentucky on 13-15 March 2015.
Full details and tickets are available on the Convention's wesite.
posted 6 November 2014
16 November 2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of the US theatrical release of Night of the Comet.
Night of the Comet was moderately successful upon it's initial release, charting at number 3 in it's first week. However, it was in the video rental and cable television market that the film really flourished, gaining a loyal following from teenagers who still count Comet in their top 10 films today.
In those 30 years, NotC has grown in popularity becoming something of a cult classic for sci-fi, horror and '80s film fans alike. Today the film is available on both DVD and Blu-ray, and thanks to the efforts of the film's Music Producer, Don Perry, who re-discovered original tracks, fans can listen to an all-but complete soundtrack.
This site (launced in 2007) endevours to be as complete a resource as possible for fans of the film and our Facebook Group members and Twitter followers continue to grow in numbers. If you have any Comet related news, be it a theatre screening in your local area or a Comet related piece of artwork you've produced, please get in touch.
posted 17 October
A half-page advert for the UK cinema release of Night of the Comet has been added to the Press Archive of the Memorabilia section. This particular advert ran in the UK music magazine, No1 Magazine in the 22 June 1985 edition.
posted 9 October 2014
A couple of magazine articles have been added to the archive. A four-page article from Starlog 117 (April 1987) and a three-page article from Fangoria 308 (November 2011). Both prodomanantly feature Catherine Mary Stewart and mention Night of the Comet.
posted 25 September 2014
Night of the Comet fans are in for a real treat this month; not only has the film just been released on Blu-ray by Arrow Films, but following discussions on Facebook with the film's Music Producer, Don Perry (see News item on 17 May 2014), cassette tapes were uncovered containing some of the tracks from the film that were not included in the original Official Soundtrack release.
The newly uncovered tracks include:
Don has graciously supplied the tracks and with the help of fan René Neferuaten they are now available for your aural pleasure on René's YouTube page.
Thanks go to Don Perry and Bob Summers [Bob, as well as writing several of the tracks, produced the songs along with Don] for letting the fans hear these tracks. Please respect their wishes that these tracks are for the fans and not to be used for commercial gain.
posted 9 September 2014
Distributer Arrow Films have posted on Twitter that copies of the forthcoming Night of the Comet Blu-ray release have arrived and will be shipping soon.
The Blu-Ray is scheduled for release on 22 September 2014, and the UK release features a couple of extras that were not on the Scream Factory USA release. Full specs are listed below.
You can pre-order direct from Arrow Films (£15.99).
posted 5 August 2014
We finally managed to track down and aquire a Czech Republic VHS release for Night of the Comet (Zkázonosná Kometa) from 1993, the artwork for which has been added to the Memorabilia section of the site.
posted 25 July 2014
As part of his 100 Heroes/100 Days project, artist Andy of Andy Social Industries has followed up on his Alley Zombie sketch with this excellent characature of Sam and Reggie. The sketch is available to purchase from Society6.com along with a number of his other artworks (many of them zombies) inspired by classic horror and science fiction films. You can also view more of Andy's work on his website, andysocialindustries.com or on his DeviantArt page.
posted 14 April 2014
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