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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
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Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett ...
Frank / 3rd Class Alien
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Doug Wren ...
Lord Crumb
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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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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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One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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June 1989 (USA)  »

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NZD 200,000 (estimated)
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The big red chainsaw didn't actually work. All close-up shots of the chainsaw actually cutting through things were shot using a much smaller, but functional, chainsaw. See more »

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When Robert leaps to attack Derek at the cliffs, there is a suspiciously moving bush behind Derek, but in the next shots it has disappeared. See more »

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Lord Crumb: The sad news is that we will be heading for Nalic Nod with six of our co-workers in a state of permanent death. They died today, murdered by some real assholes.
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'You put a bad taste in my mouth...'
19 July 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Before Peter Jackson went on to huge success with A-list Hollywood films he was quite the horror film director (just watch Dead Alive!) and this ultra low-budget flick was his cinematic debut.

A half-baked group of 'agents' must save the world when some aliens arrive to harvest humans for their fast food chain.

From the premise alone one can tell that this flick is very campy, and rather darkly funny too! Jackson essentially made Bad Taste over a series of weekends, using his own friends for the cast and crew. Needless to say it's very low-budget, and it looks it, but in the end the cheap FX only heighten the sense of absurdity and comedy that makes this movie so damn amusing! One thing that young Jackson does well though is produce some great gore FX. As with his later gem Dead Alive (1992) there's plenty of blood flying in this early film too. It also has a number of memorable comical gags and everything is wildly over the top.

Bad Taste is just as crazy as it sounds, but comes off all the more an entertaining riot because of it. A real cult classic.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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