Gone is a newly created online Role Playing Game (RPG) based on the events of Night of the Comet but set in modern day rather than 1984:
"Our story takes place on July 19th, in Los Angeles, California, the morning after the comet. Only 1% of the world's population is left. That's 1 out of every 100 people. Everyone else is just...gone. All that's left of them is a pile of clothes. Some people witnessed it happen. Their friends and family just... vanished out of their clothes right before their eyes. Other people awoke to a whole new world. Friends, family, even pets and animals, were gone.
Because of everyone disappearing so suddenly, the world was left in chaos. Airplanes went down because the pilots driving them disappeared. Cars wrecked when their drivers suddenly vanished. Stoves were left unattended, leaving houses to burn. Electricity can only last so long with no one around to run it. The internet will slowly fade out, as well. Cell phones are of no use because the towers went down. Overnight all the luxuries we once had were taken from us.
What happened, you find yourself asking. Why were you left behind? Where did everyone go? Were they taken by aliens? Is this the Rapture? Will you look for answers or just try to survive? Will you help others? Or will you only look out for yourself? The choice is yours. After all, with almost everyone gone, no one is around to tell you what to do. There are no laws, no police."
Head over to the Gone website and register if you wish to join the game.
Geoffrey Lewis Passes Away aged 79
posted 8 April 2015
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.
Harvard Film Archive 35mm Screening
posted 27 March 2015
The Harvard Film Archive (part of the Harvard College Library) will be screening a 35mm print of Night of the Comet as part of their Ben River's Midnite Movies season. Night of the Comet will screen at 10pm on Friday 29 May 2015.
Tickets are priced at:
$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members
Night of the Comet Korean Release Poster (카멧 나이트)
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).
Greek VHS Release
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.
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).
La Noche Del Cometa - Argentinian VHS Cover
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.
Night of the "Night of the..." Movies
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.
Artist Michael Ramstead has posted a new Night of the Comet inspired artwork of Reggie.
Frequent visitors of this site will have already seen some of his previous sketches of Reggie and Sam and you can see more of Michael's work on Twitter and on his website.
Behind the Scenes Make-up Polaroids
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.
Sneak peak at Soundtrack re-release Artwork
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.
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.
Spoiler Room Podcast with Catherine Mary Stewart
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.
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.
Night of the Comet - The Lost Songs
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:
Making Me Blue - Jim Christopher
Living on the Edge (film version) - Jocko Marcellino
Never Give Up - Bobby Caldwell
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Tami Holbrook
King County Woman - Doug Kershaw
Eyes on You - Jocko Marcellino
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 UK Blu-ray release 22 September
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.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with writer/director Thom Eberhardt
Audio commentary with stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
Audio commentary with production designer John Muto
Valley Girls at the End of the World – Interviews with Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
The Last Man on Earth? – An interview with actor Robert Beltran
End of the World Blues – A brand new interview with Star Mary Woronov (not on USA release)
Curse of the Comet – An Interview with special make-up effects creator David B. Miller
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver illustrated with original archive stills and posters(not on USA release)
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Midnight, Friday & Saturday 1 & 2 May 2015
Late Nite Grindhouse (LNGH) Midnight Movies
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