After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
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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
All the dialogue in the film was dubbed in post-production. This was for two reasons: A) Part of the footage had no sound with it, since it had been filmed on Peter Jackson's own 16mm camera which didn't support sound recording, and B) Once the New Zealand Film Commission funded the remainder of the film, Jackson hired a sound camera. However, neither Jackson nor his crew were very skilled with sound recording and most of the dialogue was unusable. See more »
When Frank is listening to the alien leader and realizes the entire town is stuffed into the boxes, he goes back to the rest of the guys. When he closes the door, the shadow of the camera man is visible on the door. Shadows from crew members are visible in this same room several times. See more »
[after drop-kicking an alien's head out of a window]
The old magic is still there.
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Instead of standard disclaimer: Any similarity with persons living or dead is an accident. Sorry See more »
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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