Halfway decent apocalypse/zombie film is an interesting artifact from the 1980s.
Two Valley Girls, who were sleeping when a comet lit up the sky, are among the lone survivors of a holocaust that turned almost everyone into dust. They happened to be indoors when the comet passed by. Most of the remaining people on Earth have become flesh-eating zombies.
Eventually the girls are pitted against a group of scientist survivors who were exposed to the comet and are slowly becoming zombies themselves.
Some really bad 1980s pop music and a lot of Valley Girl humor make it a worthwhile watch, but there's very little gore and only a few zombies ever show up. It helps explain why this movie is now out of print and there's very little demand for it. You do see it collecting dust on some video rental store shelves.
Still, it's a worthwhile rental and fans of end-of-the-world movies should enjoy it. The scenes in an abandoned Los Angeles reminded me of "Omega Man." They're atmospheric and fun.
It's also entertaining to check out the '80s clothes. Of course, the very fact I'm saying that is a real slap in the face for this movie. But there's something to be said for nostalgia in any picture, and if its mid-eighties nostalgia you're looking for, you'll find it in "Night of the Comet." In some ways this movie is even better than "Day of the Dead," which came out the following year. But not much better