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Novelty handmade Night of the Comet brooch

posted 21 August 2015

Prose and Cons

Jewellery designer Kyra Teale (axecessorytomurder) has created a novelty TV brooch playing our favourite film, Night of the Comet. The brooch is available from her online Etsy store axecessorytomurder.

Report on Egyptian Theatre's Chopping Mall/Night of the Comet Double-Bill

posted 20 August 2015

Prose and Cons

The Prose and Cons website has posted an article on the recent Chopping Mall/Night of the Comet double-bill held at the Egyptian Theatre, LA as part of the American Cinematheque "Night of the Living 80s: A New Wave of Horror." event.

You can read the full article (and see a video of Kelli Maroney responding to questions) on www.theproseandcons.com.

Free Night of the Comet Screening in Chicago

posted 20 August 2015

Geek Bar Chicago

Geek Bar Chigaco will be holding a FREE screening of Night of the Comet on Saturday 22 August 2015 as part of their Odd Obsession Movie Night. The evening starts at 8pm with Night of the Comet starting at 11.59pm.

The Geek Bar website describes themselves as:

"A geek-culture bar fosters and celebrates geekdom in all its forms. It goes beyond the simple trappings of geek culture like having classic board games or arcade games available to play and embraces the geek culture through events, having geek media on the TVs where other bars might have sports entertainment, guest speakers from within the geek community, having uniforms that reference geek culture, and having staff that is knowledgeable and welcoming to geek culture. As geek culture becomes ever more ascendant in society as a whole as evidenced by top television like Community, Big Bang Theory, and Game of Thrones while movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Avengers, and The Hobbit are topping the movie charts, that geek culture needs a home away from home where they can indulge in being a part of that community while drinking great drinks and fantastic food. At Geek Bar Chicago you can gather with your fellow geeks and share in a unique atmosphere of excitement, curiosity, and community. Geek Bar: Come In, Geek Out!"

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

www.geekbarchicago.com

Kelli Maroney Double-Bill at the Egyptian

posted 4 August 2015

Kelli Maroney fans are in for a treat this month as the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Bouleivard will be screening a double-bill of Chopping Mall and Night of the Comet on Sunday 16 August 2015. Presented by the American Cinematheque, La-La Land Records and Creature Features, part of their "Night of the Living '80s: A New Wave of Horror" event, the evening will feature discussions with cast and crew beween the films.

We can now confirm that Kelli Maroney, who starred in both films, will be in attendance at the event.

Tickets are $11 ($7 for members) and can be purchased in advance online.

For further information and Tickets visit the venue's website.

Robert Beltran Convention Appearances

posted 24 July 2015

Egyptian Theatre logo

Night of the Comet's Hector, actor Robert Beltran has a couple of upcoming convention appearances this year. First, Robert will be in Houston Texas for Space City Comic Con on 24-26 July (appearing on Saturday & Sunday only). Following that, Robert will be in Nevada for The Official Star Trek Convention from 6-9 August.

Full details can be found on the Convention's respective websites.

"You wouldn't believe..." How good this art is!

posted 11 May 2015

Willy - andy social artwork

Andy Social Indutries have produced another Night of the Comet related artwork, this time it's everyone's favourite stock-boy, Willy. Previous artworks have included an Alley Zombie sketch and Sam and Reggie.

You can purchase prints of Andy's art from his Society 6 page and check out his website (andysocialindustries.com), or Deviant Art page.

You can purchase apparel featuring his Alley Zombie art on Teepublic.com.

Night of the Comet Tattoo Art

posted 3 May 2015

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Kendall Vader is a tattoo artist based in Boise Idaho. One of his recent works is this fantastic sleeve art for a Night of the Comet fan. The piece is based on the artwork for the Blu-ray release of the film.

You can view more of Kendall's work on his Instagram page, or his website (www.kendallvader.com).

Kelli Maroney to Guest at Halloween Hotness 2.0 - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Theme Costume Party

posted 22 April 2015 [UPDATE 11 May 2015]

halloween costume competition
[UPDATE] Schedule permitting, Catherine Mary Stewart will also be attending this event.

This event is helping support awareness and research for breast cancer. 

Costumes not required to join us in the celebration.
The event will include:

  • DJ
  • Costume Contest
  • Red Carpet Arrivals
  • Special Guest Celebrities 
  • Burlesque Dancers
  • Selfie Stations
  • Raffles
  • Karaoke
  • and much much more

In addition Steven L Sears (Writer of Xena, A-Team) a will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Special guests include:
Kelli Maroney - actress (Night of the Comet)
Gretchen Bonaduce - singer (Fatal 80's), actress 
Sophia Crawford - actress, stuntwoman (Buffy, Power Rangers)
Wally Wingert - voice over talent (Family Guys, Riddler - Batman video game)
Emii - pop singer, actress, ninja
Danny Hicks - actor (Evil Dead 2)
Timothy Quill - actor (Army of Darkness)
Alexis Iacono - actress, model
Devanny Pinn - Horror Scream Queen

As always subject to change, but this is just the beginning.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Halloween Costume Party
The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood.
Saturday 17 October
6pm - midnight

Tickets are $25 (= booking fee)

Visit the Facebook Event Page for latest information

Geoffrey Lewis Passes Away aged 79

posted 8 April 2015

Harvard Film Archive

Geoffrey Lewis has passed away, aged 79, from natural causes.The actor and father of actress Juliette Lewis, appeared in over 70 films during a career that spanned more than 40 years. Night of the Comet fans will remember him fondly as the Think-Tank scientist, Carter.

Night of the Comet Korean Release Poster (카멧 나이트)

posted 25 March 2015

Korean release poster for Night of the Comet

The Night of the Comet Memorabilia archive of the site continues to expand with the most recent addition being the poster for the Korean release (카멧 나이트).

Greek VHS Release

posted 20 March 2015

Greek VHS release of Night of the Comet

The cover art for the Greek VHS release of Night of the Comet (Νύχτα του κομήτη) has been added to the Memorabilia section fo the site.

La Noche Del Cometa - Argentinian VHS Cover

posted 13 March 2015

la Noche Del Cometa- Spanish VHS cover

The cover for the Argentianian release of Night of the Comet (La Noche Del Cometa) has been added to the Memorabilia section of the site. The artwork is in Spanish, however, the design differs significantly from the standard Spanish release. Note the incorrect spelling of Kelli Maroney's name.

Behind the Scenes Make-up Polaroids

posted 30 January 2015

Spoiler Room logo

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.

Fan Made Night of the Comet Dolls

posted 22 January 2015

Reggie and Sam dolls

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.

Night of the Comet - The Lost Songs

posted 25 September 2014

Night of the Comet Soundtrack missing tracks discovered

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:

  1. Making Me Blue - Jim Christopher
  2. Living on the Edge (film version) - Jocko Marcellino
  3. Never Give Up - Bobby Caldwell
  4. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Tami Holbrook
  5. King County Woman - Doug Kershaw
  6. Eyes on You - Jocko Marcellino
  7. I'll Take the Blame - Thom Pace

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.

Night of the Comet Fans, Can You Help?

posted 14 April 2014

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