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The Burden of Civilization - Fan Art

posted 25 July 2014

Andy Social Industries sketch of Reggie and Sam

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.

Comet Costumes

posted 19 July 2014

Sam and Reggie costumes

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.

If you have any photos of yourself dressed in a Comet costume send it to webmaster@nightofthecomet.info to be included in the photo gallery.

Kelli Maroney - Sam - Artwork

posted 13 July 2014

Kelli mAroney as Samantha Belmont from Night of the Comet sketch by Nicolas Almaraz

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.

You can view more of Nicolas' work or commission him for your own sketch on his Facebook or Tumblr page.

Night of the Comet Sketch

posted 11 July 2014

Night of the Comet Sketch by novtnykit

Marker ink artist Andrew Buck, also known as Novotny Kit, has produced this sketch of Sam and Reggie from Night of the Comet.

You can view more of his work on his Tumblr page.

Catherine Mary Stewart - Radio of Horror Interview

posted 7 July 2014

Dr Chris recently interviewed Night of the Comet star Catherine Mary Stewart on his show, Radio of Horror. You can listen to the interview on Youtube.

Night of the Comet Magazine Advert

posted 4 July 2014

Night of the Comet full page magazine advert

The Memorabilia section of the site has been expanded with the addition of this full page magazine advert from the January 1986 edition of Video Business magazine promoting the CBSFOX VHS video release.

Night of the Comet Fan Art Sketches by Michael Ramstead

posted 23 June 2014

Michael Ramstead artwork

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.

Previous sketches of both Reggie and Sam can be found in the Fan Art Gallery and you can view all of the sketches on his Statigram page, and more of his work on his website.

Catherine Mary Stewart - Eternal Con Interview

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.

Bloodbaths & Broomsticks

posted 16 June 2014

Bloodbaths and Broomsticks

Bloodbaths & Broomsticks most recent podcast discusses three of cult iconMary Waronaov's films, Get Crazy, High School Rock 'n' Roll and Night of the Comet.

Check out their website at bloodbathsandboomsticks.blogspot.co.uk.

...And now for something a little different

posted 13 June 2014

Balloon version of Reggie on bike

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.

Mr PoppinTwist is available to hire for parties and events, check out his website or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

8th Annual B-Movie Celebration - Celebrating the cinema of 1984

posted 2 June 2014

B Movie Celebration 2014

The 8th Annual B-Movie Celebration takes place in Nashville, Indiana between 8-10 August 2014. This year's Celebration focuses on the cinema of 1984 with a schedule that includes: Screwballs, Zombie Island Massacre, Ice Pirates, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, CHUD, The Last Star Fighter, The Toxic Avenger, The Warrior and the Sorceress, Hardbodies, Repo Man and Night of the Comet.

For more information visit www.bmoviecelebration.com, or check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bmoviecelebration.

UK Blu-ray release for Night of the Comet

posted 22 May 2014

Night of the Comet Soundtrack LP cover

UK fans of Night of the Comet will be delighted to hear that the film will be released on Blu-ray on 22 September by distributor, Arrow Films.

The release also includes a DVD version and the special features look to be the same as the US release with the addition of a Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film and a reversible sleeve (as had the US release) with newly commisioned artwork. We will let you know as soon as the new artwork is released.

The special features are listed as

  • High definition digital transfer
  • 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 Stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
  • The Last Man On Earth? An Interview with Actor Robert Beltran
  • Curse of the Comet An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator David B Miller
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork to be revealed!
  • Collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film

You can pre-order direct from Arrow Films (15.99).

Night of the Comet Music producer shares soundtrack insight

posted 17 May 2014 - UPDATED 18 May 2014

Night of the Comet Soundtrack LP cover

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.

 

Night of the Comet Fans, Can You Help?

posted 14 April 2014

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Original 1984 TV Spot for Night of The Comet

posted 4 May 2014

YouTube user Sean MC has posted a copy of the original TV spot from 1984 advertising the cinema release of Night of the Comet.

Lethal Ladies of Horror - Interview

posted 16 April 2014

Arrow In The Head and JoBlo.com reporter James Oster recently hosted Lethal Ladies of Horror in Los Angeles. Following that event he has posted videos of some of the interviews from the day, including this one with Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney.

You can view more videos and photos from the event on the Joblo.com website.

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