No known screenings
posted 11 September 2014
Recently added to the Memorabilia section of the site is an interview with Catherine Mary Stewart from the July 1984 edition of Starlog magazine. Catherine talks about her recently completed projects The Last Star Fighter and Night of the Comet.
One point of note is that it seems Night of the Comet was originally intended as a July 1984 release, however, the film did not see a release until the November of that year.
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 22 August 2014
Back in July, artist Chris Garofalo produced a Night of the Comet poster to promote a screening of the film at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA. Prints of the original poster, complete with metallic ink, are now on sale from Quiltface Studios, priced at $20 ($7 for US shipping/ $15 for international shipping).
posted 19 August 2014
Artist @njodice810 produces original artworks from handmade stencils. This recent stencil art portrays Catherine Mary Stewart as Reggie from Night of the Comet.
posted 12 August 2014
Artist Gary Pullin has revealed on his Twitter feed the full sleeve artwork for the forthcoming UK Blu-ray release of Night of the Comet.
The disc is scheduled for release on 22 September 2014, and Gary's Twitter post says "(not final)" so there may yet be changes to it before release.
You can view more of Gary's work on his website www.ghoulishgary.com.
posted 7 August 2014
Instagram user @nocentstagram recently posted this shot of spray cans featuring artwork of the motorcycle cop-zombie from Night of the Comet.
If you have any artwork of photos you'd like to feature in the fan galleries, please submit them to email@example.com.
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 19 July 2014
Night of the Comet fans Annette Fidelino and Jill Killington recently dressed as Sam and Reggie for Dead Right Horror Trivia night at the Jump Cut Cafe.
posted 13 July 2014
As part of his series of 20-min sketches, artist Nicolas Almaraz has produced this one of Samantha Belmont in her Rebels Cheerleader outfit from Night of the Comet.
posted 23 June 2014
Long Beach artist Michael Ramstead continues to impress with his sketches inspired by Night of the Comet. This recent one of Sam is particulary fun.
posted 17 June 2014
Catherine Mary Stewart recently appeared as a guest at this year's Eternal Con in Long Island New York. Steve Strangio, from Strangio Productions recored this interview with Cathy at the Convention.
posted 13 June 2014
Derek Muterspaw, also known as Mr PoppinTwist, is a balloon entertainer based in Long Island New Jersey. His balloon bending skills are first class, as you can see by looking at the examples on his website. In a recent tribute to Night of the Comet, he re-created the iconic image of Reggie on the motorbike from the morning after the comet.
posted 17 May 2014 - UPDATED 18 May 2014
Don Perry, the Music producer on Night of the Comet, recently shared some insight into the Soundtrack for the film. Adding to a discussion on the Night of the Comet Facebook Group page regarding the availablility of some of the tracks from the film, Don graciously posted the following:
I was hired by Crawford and Lane to produce the music for the film. When I saw the initial screening they had temporarily scored it with hit songs and wanted to include as many of them as I could license. They had success with this format with their previous picture, Valley Girl. That picture was made for $350,000 and ultimately the music rights cost them another $250,000. To include the songs they wanted in Comet would have cost close to a million dollars.
We quickly went to "plan B" and had to record 19 original songs and the cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Tami. I had a lot of help from friends, and Bob Summers and I produced the equivalent of 2 albums in very short time.
Having said that, I'm very proud of the quality of the artists and songs and remain disappointed that we couldn't make a deal with a major record company... the film didn't initially stay in the theaters long enough to shop a deal. Macola Records released it but there were a few songs we couldn't include that I would have liked due to contractual problems and the record companies choices. I still think Learn to Love Again could have been a hit with a major release.
While Don didn't keep a note of the songs that were originally planned for the film, he does recall that,
...each one was a monster hit and of course the producers had fallen in love with every one of them.
The first and last one I tried to license for them was The Police, Every Breath You Take. This was the song they wanted in the worst way. It was the best selling single of 1983 and the album Synchronicity sold over 8 million copies in the US alone. When the price started at $50,000, I knew we were in trouble. When licensing songs it's possible to get a favor rate but companies were always smart enough to include a "favored nation" clause, which meant if you paid more to another company for a song they would get the same. As you can see if we paid that much for one song, they would all want that. You can see why we went with original songs. Personally, I relished the creative challenge. It's more fun to make records than just license them.
I went right from Comet to Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985) where we did about 15 songs for that picture.
To date, the soundtrack is only available on original LP and cassette. Full details of the releases are available in the Memorabilia section, with full details of the songs, including lyrics, available in the Soundtrack section.
posted 14 April 2014
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UK Blu-ray/DVD release
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