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Bad Taste (1987)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1989 (USA)
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 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
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


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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Release Date:

June 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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NZD 200,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


During a scene where Derek's van swerves off the road and runs over one of the aliens, Ken Hammon sat on the hood of a van because they weren't able to buy a camera mount for the hood. Peter Jackson was driving, but neither noticed a tree stump hidden in the tall grass. The van stopped immediately from high speed, launching Ken and the camera into the air. Amazingly, both Hammon and the camera came out fine, but said, "We ain't doin' that one again!" See more »


The cast's hairstyles, and the color of the socks change from scene to scene due to the sporadic four-year shoot. See more »


Ozzy: Gee, they come to bits easy!
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R2 DVD release bears the warning, "People of a weak disposition should not watch this feature" See more »


References The Waltons (1971) See more »


Composed by Mike Minett and Dave Hamilton
Performed by The Remnants
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Ha ha ha
29 May 2002 | by (Kaihoro, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Gore: Oh yeah. Acting: Who cares? Action: Sure. Humor: What's funnier than life-sized Sgt. Pepper cut-outs of the Beatles in a car? Nuff said. 10/10

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