Make-up artist David B Miller who created the special zombie make-up effects for Night of the Comet also worked on the now classic Nightmare on Elm Street. In a recent book Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy by Tommy Hutson, based on the documentary of the same name, Miller cites his work on Comet’s Zombie Cop as inspiration for the look of Freddy Krueger. Co-incidently, like Freddy Kreuger, the zombie cop also appeared in a dream!
I did a zombie cop makeup in Night of the Comet. Wes saw that picture and said, ‘This is very close to what I want Freddy to look like.’ – David B Miller
Further details, including some photos of the early designs, can be found on www.bloodydisgusting.com.