Bad Taste (1987) Movie Review

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Bad Taste (1987)

1987 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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Bad Taste Plot Synopsis:

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?

Bad Taste (1987) Review

Peter Jackson wrote and directed Bad Taste (1987) is a low budget horror movie filmed for NZD 200,000. Bad Taste won the Audience Award at the Fantafestival 1989 and nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award at the Fantasporto 1990.

Bad Taste is about a bunch of aliens who descend onto Earth. The aliens replace everyone in a small town. Their goal is to create an intergalactic fast food chain with humans on the menu, apparently, human flesh is yummy to aliens.

Long before Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson wrote and directed a low budget horror movie over the course of four years, working mainly on the weekends he had off from his newspaper job. In 1987 Bad Taste was released, an alien invading splatterfest with everything from brain munching to vomit drinking, starring Jackson himself in two roles. While visually revolting at times, Bad Taste is also funny in an Evil Dead sort of way. A must see for any "wet" horror fan.

Do not watch Bad Taste for the story because it is lame. The actors were not real actors, and it shows poorly. Bad Taste has a lot of special effects, and there is no shortage of blood.

  • Bad Taste Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 6.49
  • IMDB: 6.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8

About Bad Taste 1987

Title: Bad Taste
Year: 1987
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.24/5 stars from 40,353 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 40,353
MPAA Rating: R
Bad Taste Cast Starring: Peter Jackson, Peter Vere-Jones, Tony Hiles, Steven Smith, Ken Hammon, Grant Taylor, Janine Riely, Pete O'Herne, Graham Butcher, Margaret Byford, Terry Potter, Bob Haliburton, Robert Johnston, Craig Smith, Andrew McKay, Scott Bradshaw, Mike Minett, Clive Haywood, Mark Lamey, John McTavish, Giles Forrest, Doug Wren, John Nelson, Carol Taylor, Dean Lawrie, Graham Nesbitt, Dean Taylor, Kim Taylor, John Logan Jr., Dave Hamilton
Bad Taste Writers: Peter Jackson, Tony Hiles, Ken Hammon
Bad Taste Director: Peter Jackson
Production: WingNut Films
Language: English, Maori
Country: New Zealand