After a tragic car accident 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.
Michael J. Fox,
What the "spider-pit" sequence from the original King Kong (1933) probably looked like (the original sequence was cut out of the original movie because it was deemed "too gruesome" and was subsequently lost).
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
Mike Minett (Frank) was almost hit by a sledgehammer which flew out of an actor's hands during the filming of the cliff fight. It narrowly missed his face, sailing over the cliff and landing on the rocks below. See more »
Obvious mask for the aliens at the end when Derek goes through their head. The 'alien' heads have no skull, when the head goes in, the skin gives-in and reveals it's just a mask. Also at the very end when Derek uses the alien head as a 'mask', it's obviously a regular mask with made of plastic. See more »
I knew it was a mistake to issue weapons. We're a government department not a paramilitary unit!
Yeah, the Astro Investigation and Defence Service!
Wish we'd change that name!
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R2 DVD release bears the warning, "People of a weak disposition should not watch this feature" See more »
In Australia the 1988 VHS release was cut by 1 minute. It wasn't until 2004 when the film was re-released on DVD did Australia get to see the film uncut. 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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