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Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 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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Peter Jackson

Writers:

Peter Jackson, Tony Hiles (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Potter Terry Potter ... Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne Pete O'Herne ... Barry / 3rd Class Alien
Craig Smith ... Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett Mike Minett ... Frank / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Jackson ... Derek / Robert / Minister
Doug Wren Doug Wren ... Lord Crumb
Dean Lawrie ... Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Vere-Jones ... Lord Crumb (voice)
Ken Hammon Ken Hammon ... 3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs Robin Griggs ... 3rd Class Alien
Michael Gooch Michael Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Peter Gooch Peter Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Laurie Yarrall Laurie Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Shane Yarrall Shane Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey 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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Human meat for intergalactic hamburgers See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

There is a signpost early in the film that says 'Castle Rock' 5 kms. In addition to this the charity collectors list of towns he has visited, the town before Kaihoro says 'Castle R' and the rest is covered. This is either a major coincidence or a deliberate reference to Stephen Kings favourite fictional town in Maine. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Alien Leader's Voice: I'm sure you'll be pleased to be leaving this shitty planet!
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Crazy Credits

R2 DVD release bears the warning, "People of a weak disposition should not watch this feature" See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany, apart from the uncut version (which is banned from public sale to minors) there is a version cut down to a "FSK 18" rating. It leaves out most of the violence and is cut by approximately 7 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Meet the Feebles (1989) See more »

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BAD TASTE
Composed by Mike Minett and Dave Hamilton
Performed by The Remnants
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I'm a Derek...Derek's DON'T run!
12 October 2001 | by KillMe666See all my reviews

Directed by the New Zealand king of low-budget gore - Peter Jackson, who also takes the starring role in his debut film as 'Derek', the leader of the alien prevention group 'Alien Investigation and Defence Service' - A.I.D.S(!), who are called into action when a group of aliens land on earth with the intention of kidnapping humans and using them as the main ingredient for their fast food restaurants! Naturally Derek and his crew are none too happy about this and set about stopping them in the only way they know how - violently.

As you can imagine with a plot like this and with Peter Jackson involved you can expect extreme gore mixed with extreme cheese, for example there is this one part where an alien has been severed in two from being hit by a car, his remaining top half fends off Jackson's attacks with a chainsaw by throwing pine cones at him! Also throughout the film Derek becomes increasingly demented after having a particularly nasty fall off a 90ft cliff, although miraculously surviving this, he has a nasty crack on the back of his head which keeps flapping open and letting bits of brain fall out (nice) and at one point he replaces his emptying skull with an alien's intestines who he has just slaughtered! As you can probably tell from these examples this film is pretty gross and if your like me you will find it very funny as well.

Watch this film even if it is only to see one of Derek's compadres' rip off an aliens head with his bare hands and drop-kick it successfully out of a window to which he casually comments "The old magic is still there."


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English | Maori

Release Date:

21 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

NZD200,000 (estimated)
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| (1989 video release) | (DVD)

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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