Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s Loft Staff Selects film was chosen by HALEY MCFEELY, LEAD PROJECTIONIST!
“One hell of a shindig … Night of the Comet is the ultimate ‘80s genre kitsch dish.” – Arrow in the Head Reviews
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and not everyone is feeling fine, in this, like, majorly awesome ‘80s sci-fi comedy! When Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart, The Last Starfighter) and her sister Samantha (Kelli Maroney, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), a pair of totally bitchin’ L.A. Valley Girls, somehow manage to survive the comet-fueled apocalypse, they do what anyone in their situation would do – they go on a shopping spree in the newly-deserted city, no credit cards required! Girls just wanna have fun, but when it turns out they may not be alone, their day of malling threatens to become a day of mauling, and our heroines are forced to arm themselves with machine guns, pom-poms and other assorted weaponry to fight off killer creepazoids, evil scientists and even a few tasty bad boys with bad intentions. And what about school on Monday? Fast, funny and unexpectedly clever, this cult classic is a total blast to the max! (Dir. by Thom Eberhardt, 1984, USA, 95 mins., Rated PG-13)