Kelli Maroney played Samantha Belmont in the horror/sci-fi cult classic, Night of the Comet, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and released in 1984. The sidekick to her big sister Regina Belmont, played by Catherine Mary Stewart, Maroney’s character is decked out in a high school cheerleader’s outfit that has since become iconic.
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After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they’re sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive.
Recently, Maroney’s iconic “Rebels” cheerleader outfit from Night of the Comet went up for auction. Despite her best efforts, Maroney was outbid. Disappointed, she took to Facebook to discuss the situation.
This post has not been updated in the days since it was made. Still, all of us here at Dread Central are rooting for Maroney and support her efforts to own the outfit she made iconic.
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