History Film / NightOfTheComet

15th Apr '16 7:19:02 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:288:The comet's coming, and the world will never be the same.]]

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15th Apr '16 7:13:00 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:288:The comet's coming, and the world will never be the same]]

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* ActionGirl: Samantha and Regina

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* ActionGirl: Samantha and ReginaRegina.
1st Sep '15 7:56:53 PM mlsmithca
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* ContrivedCoincidence: So the only two female non-zombified survivors in the entire city happen to be sisters? How convenient for them that they both managed to adequately shield themselves in different places on the same night. There there's DMK.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: So the only two female non-zombified survivors in the entire city happen to be sisters? How convenient for them that they both managed to adequately shield themselves in different places on the same night. There Then there's DMK.



* DamselInDistress: Averted. As noted, these are {{Action Girl}}s, aggressive, resourceful, and expert at handling weapons. Even when one of the girls is captured, her sister is a major part of the rescue plan.
** They do both get captured by the mall stockboys and wind up needing to be saved, but they put up one hell of a fight beforehand.

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* DamselInDistress: Averted. As noted, these are {{Action Girl}}s, aggressive, resourceful, and expert at handling weapons. Even when one of the girls is captured, her sister is a major part of the rescue plan.
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plan. They do both get captured by the mall stockboys and wind up needing to be saved, but they put up one hell of a fight beforehand.



* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: Minder and Davenport are "[[ItMakesSenseInContext sent to see Santa]]" in the same manner as their victims.

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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Minder and Davenport are "[[ItMakesSenseInContext sent to see Santa]]" in the same manner as their victims.



* ShoutOut: When Reggie's bf leaves the theater, and the zombie gabs him with a wrench, the shot very much looks like an homage to the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The way the door opens to show a close-up of the murderer, and the long shot where he lands a few more extra blows to the downed victim.
* ShownTheirWork: The Mac-10 jams, and Sam says "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis." The Mac-10 is notoriously prone to jamming, and the Uzi is famously robust.
** According to interviews with Catherine Mary Stewart, the director originally wanted Uzis, and the Mac-10s did keep jamming, and ruining takes, so that the director ended up including some of the scenes in there with a [[ThrowItIn nice bit of improvised dialog]].

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* ShoutOut: When Reggie's bf boyfriend leaves the theater, and the zombie gabs him with a wrench, the shot very much looks like an homage to the first Texas ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre.Massacre''. The way the door opens to show a close-up of the murderer, and the long shot where he lands a few more extra blows to the downed victim.
* ShownTheirWork: The Mac-10 jams, and Sam says "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis." The Mac-10 is notoriously prone to jamming, and the Uzi is famously robust.
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robust. According to interviews with Catherine Mary Stewart, the director originally wanted Uzis, and the Mac-10s did keep jamming, and ruining takes, so that the director ended up including some of the scenes in there with a [[ThrowItIn nice bit of improvised dialog]].



* XMeetsY: ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' meets ''Film/TheOmegaMan''.
11th Jul '15 1:13:46 PM TheFuzzinator
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* WickedStepmother: The girls consider their stepmother to be one of these.

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* WickedStepmother: The girls consider their stepmother to be one of these. Considering she thinks nothing of cheating on their father with the neighbor and ''punching them'', they've got a point.
7th Mar '15 12:58:32 AM Elusivehawk
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''"In 1910, Halley's Comet Returned. Everyone thought they were going to die then."''

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''"In ->''"In 1910, Halley's Comet Returned. Everyone thought they were going to die then."''
7th Mar '15 12:58:19 AM Elusivehawk
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->'''Party Guest''': "''In 1910, Halley's Comet Returned. Everyone thought they were going to die then.''"

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->'''Party Guest''': "''In ''"In 1910, Halley's Comet Returned. Everyone thought they were going to die then.''"
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-->--'''Party Guest'''
7th Jan '15 12:10:49 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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* ActorAllusion: Reggie, played by Catherine Mary Stewart, has [[TheLastStarfighter the highest scores in a video game]].



* DawsonCasting: Reggie says she is 18, but the actress Catherine Mary Stewart was 24. Samantha was in high school - safe to assume 15 or 16, but Kelli Maroney was 23.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Hey, [[Film/{{UHF}} Uncle Harvey]] owns a theater!
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Commander Chakotay]] is Hector.
** Regina played [[TheLastStarfighter Maggie Gordon]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: The little girl rescued at the end went on to voice Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.



* OldShame: Robert Beltran doesn't much like to talk about this movie.
** He did do a interview about the film with the new ShoutFactory release of it.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
8th Nov '14 3:39:28 PM Angeldeb82
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* WouldNotHurtAChild: Hector, however, can't bring himself to shoot the zombie kid that chases him through his house.

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* WouldNotHurtAChild: WouldntHurtAChild: Hector, however, can't bring himself to shoot the zombie kid that chases him through his house.
8th Nov '14 3:38:26 PM Angeldeb82
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Despite the schlocky opening scenes, the movie seems to be an attempt at a {{Deconstruction}} of typical thriller movies of the era, in that both leads are capable {{Action Girl}}s rather than just monster bait (in fact, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer another Californian blonde who fought the undead in the next decade]] bears suspicious similarities to them), the lead male is [[HumansAreWhite Hispanic]], [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge-dropping]] is played with, and so on.

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Despite the schlocky opening scenes, the movie seems to be an attempt at a {{Deconstruction}} of typical thriller movies of the era, in that both leads are capable {{Action Girl}}s rather than just monster bait (in fact, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer another Californian blonde who fought the undead in the next decade]] bears suspicious similarities to them), the lead male is [[HumansAreWhite Hispanic]], {{H|umansAreWhite}}ispanic, [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge-dropping]] is played with, and so on.



* [[{{ActionGirl/LiveActionFilms}} Action Girl]]: Samantha and Regina

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* [[{{ActionGirl/LiveActionFilms}} Action Girl]]: ActionGirl: Samantha and Regina



* AxeCrazy: All the zombies, but ''especially'' the mall stockboys.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: All the zombies, but ''especially'' the mall stockboys.



* DamselInDistress: Averted. As noted, these are {{Action Girl}}s, aggressive, resourceful, and expert at handling weapons. Even when one of the girls is captured, her sister is a major part of the rescue plan.
** They do both get captured by the mall stockboys and wind up needing to be saved, but they put up one hell of a fight beforehand.



* DistressedDamsel: Averted. As noted, these are [[ActionGirl Action Girls]], aggressive, resourceful, and expert at handling weapons. Even when one of the girls is captured, her sister is a major part of the rescue plan.
** They do both get captured by the mall stockboys and wind up needing to be saved, but they put up one hell of a fight beforehand.



* EvilStepmother: The girls consider their stepmother to be one of these.



* HeyItsThatVoice: The little girl rescued at the end went on to voice Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman in ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Their Own Petard]]: Minder and Davenport are "[[ItMakesSenseInContext sent to see Santa]]" in the same manner as their victims.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: The little girl rescued at the end went on to voice Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman in ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By by Their Own Petard]]: Minder and Davenport are "[[ItMakesSenseInContext sent to see Santa]]" in the same manner as their victims.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: During the scene at the mall, the background music is cut off when the boombox is destroyed.



* SorryILeftTheBgmOn: During the scene at the mall, the background music is cut off when the boombox is destroyed.



* WickedStepmother: The girls consider their stepmother to be one of these.



* WouldntHurtAChild: Hector, however, can't bring himself to shoot the zombie kid that chases him through his house.

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* WouldntHurtAChild: WouldNotHurtAChild: Hector, however, can't bring himself to shoot the zombie kid that chases him through his house.



* XMeetsY: ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' meets ''TheOmegaMan''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' meets ''TheOmegaMan''.''Film/TheOmegaMan''.
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