The audience chanted, "HECTOR HECTOR HECTOR."
September 27, 2008 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Name that movie filter: What 80's dark comedy/horror movie did I see with the members of my falculty?

I wasn't able to catch much of the plot as I saw the movie at a private screening with a couple hundred of rowdy university students. What I caught is very scattered:

-Zombies were created by a group of scientists to kill the human race (or something of that nature). The zombies disintegrated their victims.
-The protagonist was young, hot brunette. She worked at a cinema. She neglected her work in favour of playing the arcade system. She has a teenage sister who's a cheerleader.
-The protagonist's love interest was called Hector.
-Protagonist, sister and Hector were the only humans not aware of the evil scheme to survive.
-The name of the film may have had “Comet” in it. I’m not sure.

Thanks all.
posted by kiki_s to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Night of the Comet
posted by jamaro at 12:03 PM on September 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Could it be Night of the Comet?
posted by esilenna at 12:03 PM on September 27, 2008

jamaro and esilenna are correct, the movie is Night of the Comet. The zombies didn't disintegrate their victims--most people were turned to dust by the effect of the titular comet, those who were partially exposed were turned into zombies. The zombies just ate people, as zombies do. The scientists were trying to "cure" the effects of the comet.

um yes, I have seen this movie many times.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:40 PM on September 27, 2008

Totally Night of the Comet. "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis!"
posted by Constant Reader at 12:55 PM on September 27, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks, that's it.
posted by kiki_s at 7:19 PM on September 27, 2008

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