Night of the Comet (1984)

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Thom Eberhardt directs Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran and Kelli Maroney in this cheap, unambitious horror comedy about valley girls surviving a near deserted LA, irradiated by a passing comet. 

Conceptually this should be a lot more fun as a cheerleader and an arcade machine  player take down zombies with machine guns. Sexy cult mania ensues, surely? But the thrills are not the priority. A perky attitude and laidback pace set this apart, often making it adorable. Beautiful even, but with barely any action, gore or killer jokes it ends up being at best a distracting in the moment mood piece.

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