It was the last thing on earth they ever expected.
Life can be tough when you're a Valley girl. First, there's making sure you're on time for pep squad practice. Then there's having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making it with Chuck from across the road. And then, of course, there's having to keep on the lookout for the occasional marauding zombie hungering after your flesh!
Eighteen year-old Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart - Weekend at Bernie's, The Last Starfighter) misses out on the event-of-a-lifetime when she ditches watching the comet in favour of copping off with the projectionist at the cinema where she works. But this turns out to be a wise move when, the next day, she discovers that the entire population has been reduced to piles of red dust - leaving only Reggie, her sister Sam (Kelli Maroney - Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Chopping Mall) and a handful of other survivors to fend off the roving gangs of glassy-eyed zombies.
Taking its cue from classic 'doomsday' movies such as The Day of the Triffids and The Omega Man (and with a healthy dose of Dawn of the Dead thrown in for good measure), Night of the Comet is an irresistible slice of Reagan-era B-movie fare which features Cindi Lauper dance-alongs as well as some truly gravity-defying bouffant hairstyles... Well, it was acceptable in the 80s!