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Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | | 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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Terry Potter ...
Pete O'Herne ...
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Mike Minett ...
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Doug Wren ...
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Lord Crumb (voice)
Ken Hammon ...
3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs ...
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Michael Gooch ...
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Peter Gooch ...
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Laurie Yarrall ...
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Shane Yarrall ...
3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey ...
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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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NZD 200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The banning of the film in the Australian state of Queensland in 1990 is regarded as the main reason for why the Queensland Film Board of Review was disbanded. Workers of the QFBOR regarded it as too violent, even though it was already a censored version and the film had been approved by the New Zealand Film Commission. The nationwide Australian OFLC saw the workers as unprofessional for banning an approved film that was already censored and subsequently disbanded them. See more »

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Several aliens are seen being killed numerous times. The two aliens playing patty-cake are seen dying at least four times each (both of them during two same scenes). The first alien shot at the beginning of the gun fight also falls from the tree. See more »

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Derek: Eat lead sucker!
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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 One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) See more »

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BAD TASTE
Composed by Mike Minett and Dave Hamilton
Performed by The Remnants
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Splatter fun for all the family!
26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Goofy and ridiculously exaggerated horror-comedy, obviously made by a group of unprofessional movie-lovers and friends. Dig this: big potato-headed aliens slice up an entire little town in order to serve them in an intergalactic chain of fast-food restaurants! Four eccentric lowlifes are after them (they form a government agency called A.I.D.S – Alien Investigation and Defense Service). Peter Jackson (yes, THE Peter Jackson) desperately tries to hide the fact that he doesn't have the story by showing a whole lot of nasty gunfights and immature butchering. Buy hey…who's complaining? Bad Taste is great fun and one of the most hilarious horror-comedies ever. Nobody in the cast knows how to act, the make-up effects are cheesy and the cinematography is laughable. Jackson himself plays Derek, an obsessive freak that constantly has to re-install his own brain after he lost some cells in a fall of a cliff. There isn't one `scary' moment to detect in Bad Taste, but the vulgarity and nastiness-level is pretty high… Chainsaw dismemberments, crushed skulls…you name it and Peter Jackson shows it! Even drinking someone's fresh vomit is possible in his wicked imagination!

As Jackson's budget slowly increased, so did his filmmaking skills. He continued to make fresh New-Zealand horror with `Meet The Feebles' (brilliant and imaginative puppet adventure) and `Braindead' (perhaps the goriest film ever). When you see him here in Bad Taste, you'd never say he'll win an Oscar for best director once but it only gives more cult-value to the film. This is an ideal motion picture to watch with a group of friends, with lots and lots of alcohol and pizza. You're not missing out on anything if you haven't seen it yet, except for a real good time.


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