Bad Taste

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"Watch out Aliens... here comes Derek!"
  • NR
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.5  (48,862)
  • 52

Bad Taste is a 1987 film directed by Peter Jackson, who today is best known for his Academy Award-winning work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Made on a budget of just $25,000, this low-budget sci-fi horror film takes viewers on a wild and gory ride that is both ridiculous and entertaining. The story of Bad Taste centers around a group of aliens who come to Earth with the goal of harvesting human flesh for their intergalactic fast food restaurant. They have set up a base in a small New Zealand town, and it's up to a small group of local residents to stop them before it's too late.

The film begins with a group of men dressed in black suits and sunglasses arriving in a small town in New Zealand. They are there to investigate reports of strange occurrences, including disappearances and mutilated livestock. As they begin their investigation, they soon realize that the town is under attack by a group of aliens who are harvesting human flesh for their intergalactic fast food chain.

The aliens are depicted as grotesque and violent creatures who seem to enjoy mutilating humans for their own amusement. They are led by an alien named Lord Crumb, who is determined to complete his mission of harvesting as much human flesh as possible.

The film's protagonist is a young man named Derek, played by Terry Potter. Derek is a member of the local volunteer brigade and is recruited by the men in black to help them stop the aliens. Along with a small group of other locals, including a psychotic killer named Ozzy (played by Pete O'Herne) and a pair of brothers who run a fruit stand (played by Craig Smith and Mike Minnett), Derek sets out to take down the aliens and save the town.

One of the most memorable scenes in the film involves a chase through a sheep paddock, with the aliens pursuing Derek and his companions in their flying saucers. The scene is over-the-top, with flying saucers crashing into sheep and exploding in a shower of gore.

Despite the low budget, the special effects in Bad Taste are surprisingly effective. The aliens are portrayed with a mix of practical effects and puppetry, and the gore effects are both gruesome and hilarious. The film's climax takes place in the aliens' base, which is hidden within a giant cliff face. The base is filled with a maze of tunnels and bizarre alien technology, which adds to the film's surreal and otherworldly atmosphere.

Though Bad Taste is not a perfect film, it has become a cult classic and remains a fan favorite among horror and sci-fi fans. It's easy to see why - the film is a perfect example of campy, over-the-top B-movie goodness. It's a wild and entertaining ride that will leave viewers both grossed out and laughing at the same time.

Bad Taste is a 1987 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    6.5  (48,862)
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