Valley Girls Appreciation Week: Night Of The Comet

Hello class. Today we are discussing Night of the Comet, a post-apocalyptic comedy about two Valley Girl sisters who have to figure out just what the fucks to do when a comet wipes out most of human existence, turning them into either menstrual-colored dust or…. ZOMBIES! AHHH!!

Luckily the Sisters Belmont are not airheads, but strong, kick-ass muthas who learned to defend themselves and use firearms from their military dad. Isn’t Regina (played by Catherine Mary Stewart) hawt in that Kelly LeBrock-sort of way?

This is her sassy lil’ cheerleading sister, Samantha.

WHOA! Look at who we have here….none other than Tommy from VALLEY GIRL! That scuzzbucket! He plays Regina’s boyfriend, who she’s boning down with when the comet strikes…which is why she doesn’t get exposed to its death glow. SEX SAVES THE DAY (my motto)

Funny enough, that isn’t the only Valley Girl reference in the movie. Because of my superhuman hawk-like eyes, I spotted a Valley Girl poster on the wall as well as Sam holding a VG record in the scene below! I SEE WHAT YOU DOIN’ HERE

After a round of bitchslapping between Sam and her evil stepmother, Sam falls asleep while hiding out in a shed, saving her from becoming period dust as well.

Have I ever told you how I hate taking naps? Especially in the afternoon? The reason is because I usually wake up disoriented with a sad and looming feeling, like the apocalypse happened while I was asleep and now I am RIDING SOLO like Regina and Sam.

Not only are they alone and on the search for other survivors, but now they have to defend themselves against ZOMBIES! I hate zombies you guys, ESPECIALLY the ones that can run after you!  Don’t get it twisted, I’m still scared of those slow-motion zombies too…(p.s. I need to catch up on the new Walking Dead!)

In a scene similar to Dawn of the Dead‘s, the sisters eventually make their way to a deserted mall and go on a shopping spree, trying on clothes and makeup while dancing to some “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” SHOPPING SPREE IN A DESERTED MALL….EVERY GIRL’S DREAM. I enjoy movies about peeps being stuck in a mall. Someday I will write a movie for us about being stuck in a Target overnight.

Predictably, the girls run into trouble once again…but they be some badasses and find their way out until the next predicament…

LOVIN’ YOU REG AND SAM! PS… If you have Netflix Instant, it is available to watch here!

10 comments

1 jamie k { 10.26.11 at 3:20 pm }

omg you know that movie about the pregnant girl who lived in the walmart? heart to heart?

2 marie { 10.26.11 at 3:21 pm }

yes! Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd! Where The Heart Is. I actually LOVE THAT MOVIE.

3 Mary { 10.26.11 at 4:52 pm }

Have you seen Career Opportunities (takes place in a Target overnight)? Love that one.

4 marie { 10.26.11 at 4:54 pm }

With Jennifer Connelly right?? Aw I didn’t know that was a Target! Thought it was a generic store!

5 Cybil { 10.26.11 at 4:56 pm }

This one of my favorite zombie movies!

6 Sarah { 10.28.11 at 8:59 am }

There was an awful TV show that used to come on about teenagers trapped in a post-apocalyptic world where all the adults died of a virus called the Tribe and they lived in a mall. It’s out of New Zealand, I think and just awful in the best possible way. The clothes and the makeup are also nuts.
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7 Rachael { 10.28.11 at 10:28 am }

this is one of my favorite Grrls kickin’ Ass/80s/horror movies ever. I just bought it recently. They don’t write women like Reggie anymore *sigh*
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9 jesika lin { 11.01.11 at 10:22 pm }

do you ever have dreams about those deserted mall shopping sprees? ive been having them my whole frikking life!
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10 Erin { 11.02.11 at 6:20 pm }

OMG is that Eminem that Regina has her gun to in the second to last pic???

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