Night of the Comet star Kelli Maroney has been invited to present the 34th Annual Saturn Awards on 24 June 2008 in Universal City. The Saturn Awards are the annual awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. This year’s nominations can be found on the Saturn Awards’ website.
The Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque cinema in Canada will be showing Night of the Comet as part of their ‘Dr. Dave’s Dangerous Late Night Cinema’ programme. Screenings will be:
Friday 11 April & Saturday 12 April – 11:30 PM
304 – 100 Arthur Street at Bannatyne (in the Artspace Building)
ADMISSION*: $7 General, $6 Students and Seniors, $5 Winnipeg Film Group and Cinematheque members. Film Info Line: 925-3457
Finland’s VHS cover for Night of the Comet (Tuhon yö) has been added to the Memorabilia section. If you know of any other foreign video or DVD covers, please let us know.
Way back in March 2007, nightofthecomet.info reported that Thom Eberhart’s horror/thriller Sole Survivor was rumoured to be getting a DVD release. We can now report that the release date has been set for 1 April 2008. Originally released in 1983, Sole Survivor was Night of the Comet Director Thom Eberhardt’s writing and directing debut. A pre-cursor to the more recent Final Destination, Sole Survivor tells the tale of a sole survivor of an airplane crash. However, the survivor cheated death, and the grim reaper is out to even the score. The DVD features a 16×9 transfer from the original IP and special features include an audio commentary with the star Caren Larkey, Producer Sal Romeo, moderated by Jeff McKay and cult horror director Jeff Burr, on camera interview with Caren Larkey and Sal Romeo, original theatrical trailer, and a liner note by NIGHTMARE USA author Stephen Thrower.
nightofthecomet.info has been made aware of a number of Night of the Comet soundtrack CDs on offer on various auction sites (some have been selling for considerable amounts of money). Fans should be aware that the official soundtrack was NEVER RELEASED IN CD FORMAT. It was only available on LP and cassette format. See the Memorabilia section for further information.
Another recently discovered magazine review, this time from Video – The Magazine published in March 1986 has been added to the Memorabilia Section. The glowing review gives the film five stars.
The Japanese version of the Night of the Comet DVD cover has been added to the Memorabilia section of the site. The DVD features as part of a 6 disc box set of horror films.
A recently discovered Romanian version of the Night of the Comet poster has been added to the Memorabilia section of the site. The poster is unlike all the other NOTC posters and features a very striking design. To avoid the cost of shipping in posters, the Romanians would frequently commission their own artwork.
Kelli Maroney will unfortunately be unable to attend Sunday’s Texas Frightmare Weekend, however, she will be there Friday and Saturday. Friday’s autograph and vendors time has moved to 5pm to 10pm. On Friday at 10pm there will be special screening of Chopping Mall with Kelli and director Jim Wynorski. The Celebrity meet and greet party (sold out) is on Saturday at 10pm. Join B-auteur Jim Wynorski and star Kelli Maroney as they stroll down Memory Lane … PATROLLED BY KILLBOTS !!! For more information and tickets, visit the official website here.