Saturday, October 01, 2011

Night of the Comet

--Reviewed by Lindy Loo

Plotline: A meteor-shower appears to have incinerated everyone on the planet except for a select few who happened to be protected by steel-walls. The survivors gather to flirt, dance to Cyndi Lauper, fight a few sunglassed zombies, and ward off the government who is draining their blood to try to find some sort of cure.

Scariness factor: If 80's mall-hair makes you scream in terror, this movie will SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU.

Gross-Out Factor: Someone gets hit in the head with a large wrench. That's pretty much the extent of it.

Complaints: Not quite enough 80's music. (Oh snark.)

High Points:The 80's mall-hair. The gloriously hideous 80's soundtrack. The obligatory 80's dance/dress-up/mall sequence where the sisters, despite dealing with a) zombies and b) most everyone in the world having been incinerated, find time to try on different clothes with each other at the mall while dancing to "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." The fact that the blond younger sister looks uncannily like a 1980's version of Michelle Williams:

Overall: If you're looking for a campy 80's gem, this will definitely satisfy.

Grade: A- (camp)

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