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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Potter ... Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne ... Barry / 3rd Class Alien
... Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett ... Frank / 3rd Class Alien
... Derek / Robert / Minister
Doug Wren ... Lord Crumb
... Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien
... 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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June 1989 (USA)  »

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Mal gusto  »


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NZD 200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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The vomit in the bowl was yogurt and muesli with green food coloring. See more »


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 »


Alien Leader's Voice: I expect you're wondering what you're doing soaking in Reg's eleven secret herbs and spices. Tomorrow we're having *you* for lunch!
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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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Composed by Mike Minett and Dave Hamilton
Performed by The Remnants
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For low budget enthusiasts only
27 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is defiantly an oddity. I've sat through a lot of "b-movies" and mst3k episodes in my time, and this pushed my limits. Amateurish and crude, funny at times, incomprehensible at others, I can't say it has enough to recommend it. The plot and characters are paper thin even for this type of movie, the inspired moments are few and far between, and the script feels like it doesn't know when to end. It's obvious that this movie was made for next to nothing and by an inexperienced but ambitious filmmaker who had a preoccupation for gore and crude humor (Part Sam Rami, part Monty Python, part just plain gross). To put it in the same category of films like Dead Alive and Evil Dead (both of which I love) seems a bit unfair to the term B-Movie, this feels more like a C-Movie. It's not Manos the Hands of Fate or anything, but it's still extremely crude film making wise. Years ago this would have been available to film enthusiasts who spent money and time track down a bootleg copy, but now, thanks to Jackson's current success, the film has been released to mass audience on DVD. It's nice that it's available, but unless you're a Peter Jackson completist or a very forgiving genre fan , stay away, this probably should have been left in the world of bootleg VHS.

Those who are interested in Jackson would be better served by checking out movies like Heavenly Creatures, and the Frighteners. If you think you would like to see this movie, perform this test; first rent Dead Alive (which looks like Oscar material compared to this movie), if you can stomach that and want more then next you want to go rent Meet the Feebles. If you still feel the need to go back to Jackson's roots, by all means go check out this movie but be warned, these people giving this movie 10 stars are obviously hardcore low budget genre enthusiasts or insane, possibly both.

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