Bad Taste (1987) Poster



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Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series)
Derek wears a long scarf identical to that of the fourth Doctor. Also a line of dialog mentions the aliens possibly arriving in a telephone box, the means of transport of The Doctor.
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Directly mentioned when Ozzy suggests that aliens can just beam themselves up.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The scene when Clint Eastwood gives a dying soldier cigarette is spoofed.
The Waltons (1971) (TV Series)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The house flies up in the ending like the homestead in Bad Taste.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Shots of machete being stuck in the head were directly inspired by make-up effects from that movie.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Shining (1980)
Derek bursting through the door shouting "Bastards!" is a reference to "Here's Johnny".
The Dogs of War (1980)
A still of Tom Berenger from that movie is seen on the cover of Soldier of Fortune magazine that Ozzy is reading.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
"There's no glowing fingers on these bastards"

Referenced in 

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
It is referenced.
Meet the Feebles (1989)
When the show goes live, one of the spectators is wearing the alien mask from that movie.
One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Alien Beasts (1991) (Video)
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
One of the boys mentions this as a film he likes.
Braindead (1992)
"Spoon Stuck in Head" gag.
Mortal Kombat (1992) (Video Game)
Sub-Zero's Head/Spine Rip Fatality looks exactly like one of the kills in Bad Taste.
Valley of the Stereos (1992) (Short)
Ted plays the Bad Taste LP which causes River to roll down the hill into the swamp.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
SPOILER: The moment in which Jacob Fuller shots through the body of a vampire is a direct throwback to Derek shooting through the body of an alien.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Ringenes herre - Eventyret om ringen (2001) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film by name
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Orc captain's head is shaped like the alien's in Bad Taste, an early Peter Jackson film.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Upon accepting his Best Picture win, Peter Jackson thanked the Academy for not awarding him for that movie or Meet the Feebles (1989).
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case, poster and t-shirt are shown.
Dorks & Damsels (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue by employee.
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Nick closing a cracked-open skull and "sealing" it with a hat just like Derek in Bad Taste
Little Red Riding Hood (2009) (Video)
Aesthetically inspired, similar satirical depiction of cannibalism. The Wolf also tells a restrained, just awake Red that "tomorrow I'm having you for supper", inspired by a scene where the Alien leader tells the aid worker that he's "having him for lunch".
Reaction & Review: Kickassia (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions that this movie is better than Kickassia
Visionado obligado: Primer (2012) (TV Episode)
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned it when they talk about the first horror films of Peter Jackson
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Toxic Avenger (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter Jackson was believed to have been inspired by Toxic Avenger.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
The HUD's advice "Headshot's the only true stopper" is also given by Derek (Peter Jackson) when advising a friend how to shoot in the movie Bad Taste.
The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) (TV Episode)
"I prefer the old days when they mostly made movies like Russian Bad Taste and Russian Dead Alive."
The Conference (2014)
Mentioned in Nikolay Yeriomin's speech.
Deathgasm (2015)
Giles wears a "Bad Taste" t-shirt in one scene, a reference to the 1987 Horror/Comedy film set in New Zealand by Peter Jackson.

Featured in 

Good Taste Made Bad Taste (1988) (Video)
Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) (Video)
Features a review of the film as well as clips
The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Murderer (1990) (TV Episode)
Being watched on the television
Gore and More! (2005) (Video)
This moive is featured on this DVD collection
The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: Bad Taste (1987) (2007) (TV Episode)
Film featured on this episode.
No Sleep TV3: Classic Episode #8: "Total Gross Outs" (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed


Mickey's Trailer (1938) (Short)
The retractile lawn
Goldfinger (1964)
The person with the finger prostetics in the beginning of the movie is called "Coldfinger".
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Constantly going back and forth around the same house, although instead of going out The Boys mainly are trying to go in.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The scene when the Cook greets Giles is a spoof of Leatherface's first shot in the movie.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Kemp's hand spoofed at the beginnning of Bad Taste
The Professionals (1977) (TV Series)
"The boys" (Ozzy and Frank) are a Doyle and Bodie parody complete with Ford Capri.
The Evil Dead (1981)
Commando (1985)

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