posted 25 March 2015
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).
posted 20 March 2015
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.
posted 16 March 2015
Customaniacs.com user Dwabernath has recently posted a custom DVD cover for Night of the Comet as part of his Distaster Movie series. You can download direct from Customaniacs.com (registration and credits required).
posted 13 March 2015
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.
posted 9 March 2015
This month The Hellfire Video Club is diving headfirst into the beautifully comforting waters of the 1980s, with a thematically-overloaded double bill of "Night of the..." movies. Main feature is the grossly under-heralded Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker, 1986), where Tom Atkins investigates some grisly goings on involving brain-eating alien parasites and horny teenagers. "Thrill me!" This cheeky gem delivers everything you could possibly want from a genre drive-in flick, including a perfect tagline: "The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is ...they're dead"!
Second feature sticks tightly to the 'teenagers against the apocalypse' theme: Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) follows two valley girls as they head to the mall after all life on earth has been wiped out by a mysterious meteorite. But are they really alone?
HFVC DJs will be on hand in the bar, playing the finest weirdo 80's B-movie muzak. Put it in your Filofax.
20 March 2015 at the Cube Microplex in Bristol from 8pm.
Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, Lower Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8JD
Please note, this is a DVD screening.
posted 9 February 2015 [UPDATED 23 February 2015]
Drive-in movie critic, Joe Bob Briggs, will be introducing a screening of Night of the Comet at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (NY)at 7pm on 22 March.
Ticktets are $12 from the Alamo website.
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 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 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 14 April 2014
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