Night of the Comet (1984)
Night of the Comet is one of my favorite movies from the 1980s. While it is by no means a technological classic, it is one of the best horror/sci fi/comedies of the decade. The script and storyline do a wonderful job at creating a nice blend of drama, action, laughs and even some surprises that at least raise the scare factor. The acting is solid and very entertaining. Although, zombies are mentioned and occasionally make some appearances, this is far from a full-fledged zombie picture. In fact, it may be more in line with the great creature features popularized in the 50s and 60s, except the make-up and effects are much better than during that era. If you have never seen this great 1980s flick, you are missing out, this is one that is a must see!