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Bad Taste (1987)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  June 1989 (USA)
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Potter ...
Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne ...
Barry / 3rd Class Alien
Craig Smith ...
Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett ...
Frank / 3rd Class Alien
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Doug Wren ...
Lord Crumb
Dean Lawrie ...
Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Lord Crumb (voice)
Ken Hammon ...
3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs ...
3rd Class Alien
Michael Gooch ...
3rd Class Alien
Peter Gooch ...
3rd Class Alien
Laurie Yarrall ...
3rd Class Alien
Shane Yarrall ...
3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey ...
3rd Class Alien
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Storyline

Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into their snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens? Written by Liam

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Watch out Aliens... ... here comes Derek! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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June 1989 (USA)  »

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Mal gusto  »

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Budget:

NZD 200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Jackson constructed his own counterweighted steady-cam device for this film that cost only $15. See more »

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In several head-on shots of Derek's, car two of the Beatles are missing. See more »

Quotes

Frank: This isn't gonna be another false alarm like the Manor Street invasion over there, is it?
Derek: Well, how do you explain the disappearance of an entire township, Frank? Oh! The Kiwi Jonestown, of course, that's it! Drinking beer laced with cyanide from little polystyrene cups.
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R2 DVD release bears the warning, "People of a weak disposition should not watch this feature" See more »

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Referenced in Little Red Riding Hood (2009) See more »

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ROCK LIES
Composed and Performed by Madlight
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Super-Cheap. Super-Gory. Super-Bad!
13 February 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Let's face it - When it comes to its hilarious, old school, grind-gore effects (that are really quite over-the-top and need to be seen to be believed), Bad Taste is a small-scale "Alien Invasion" picture that would have, otherwise, been forgotten long ago and dismissed as pure rubbish without them.

With so much going against it (terrible dialogue, dumb situations, badly-staged violence, incompetent direction, predictable story), 1987's Bad Taste would be Peter Jackson's first feature film as a director and, with that, it, unfortunately, showed his amateur status clearly at this very early stage in his career.

All-in-all - The appropriately titled "Bad Taste" was at least worth a few honest-to-goodness belly-laughs. The absolute highlight of its z-grade hilarity was the priceless moment when the aliens' asses were exposed to the viewer. Talk about funny!

Set in the remote, New Zealand town of Kiahoro, Bad Taste was produced on a shoe-string budget of just 200,000 NZ dollars.

Besides not giving a sweet-damn about the fate of any of the characters in the story, this viewer also thought that the film's rock & roll soundtrack stank, big-time.

Oh, well - What the heck, eh? I still thought that its cheesy effects were a lot of fun to watch.


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