Night Of The Comet

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1984 | 15 | 95 min­utes | £ 14.99 ( Dual for­mat Blu- ray/ DVD)/£ 13.99 ( DVD)

Joss Whe­don

is a fan of this post- apoc­a­lyp­tic cu­rios­ity, and it’s easy to see why. Drenched in pop cul­ture ref­er­ences, led by heroic teen girls, it’s a clear an­tecedent of Buffy The Vam­pire Slayer.

The Day Of

Steal­ing a cue from The Trif­fids, the film takes place after the tit­u­lar comet has wreaked global havoc. Sur­viv­ing val­ley girls Regina ( Cather­ine Mary Ste­wart) and Sa­man­tha ( Kelli Maroney) join forces with Hec­tor ( Robert Beltran) and fight to sur­vive.

Down­beat and melan­cholic, it’s more in­ter­est­ing than funny. But the combo of ’ 80s pop, zom­bie at­tacks and a doomy red sky make for a unique end of the world.

Four lengthy in­ter­views and a trailer. Will Sal­mon

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