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Night Of The Comet: The Feel-Good Apocalypse

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“If John Hughes did an apocalypse movie.”

That’s how one person described Night of the Comet to me. And, well, you can’t help but feel they’re exactly right. To give that some perspective, John Hughes – the director of the 80s, with The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (simply the greatest film), Sixteen Candles and many more – practically defined a generation with his iconic teenage classics. So why does Night of the Comet not get the same recognition as some of Hughes’s masterpieces? Let’s delve deeper.

The 1984 flick follows Regina “Reggie” Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart) and her sister Samantha (Kelli Maroney), who, alongside Hector Gomez (Robert Beltran), find themselves the only survivors after a rare comet sighting. They soon face an encounter with the undead and find themselves being followed by a think tank who want their blood to…

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