Bad Taste


Bad Taste

Critics Consensus

Peter Jackson's early low-budget shocker boasts a disgusting premise - aliens harvesting humans for fast food - that gives the budding auteur plenty of room for gross-out visuals and absurd cleverness.



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Extraterrestrial fast-food franchisers come to earth to pick up food supplies-in this case, human flesh. After wiping out a few small towns, the aliens must contend with a team of government assassins, headed by Pete O'Herne. As the plot rolls on, O'Herne's crew is decimated in as gory a manner as possible, and innocent bystander Craig Smith ends up being marinated (and a darned good job it is). Turns out that the space folks are running on a timetable; they've got to return to their home planet with their human-hash cargo before a rival franchise puts them out of business. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Doug Wren
as Crumb
Dean Lawrie
as Third Class Alien/Alien Leader SPFX Double
Peter Vere Jones
as Alien Leader
Ken Hammon
as Third Class Alien
Michael Gooch
as Third Class Alien
Laurie Yarrall
as Third Class Alien
Costa Botes
as Third Class Alien
John Nelson
as 3rd Class Alien
Grant Taylor
as 3rd Class Alien
Tony Hiles
as 3rd Class Alien
Mark Jackson
as 3rd Class Alien
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Audience Reviews for Bad Taste

  • Jun 03, 2016
    I wonder if Peter Jackson will ever go back to making films like this? Not saying it would necessarily be a good thing if he did, but I am curious to see if he ever will.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2016
    Not hysterical and priceless as Braindead but still a very funny low-budget trashy fun with nice gore and makeup effects, even though it is also a bit hard to overlook the movie's disjointed structure (there was never a script, and things seem to happen mostly randomly).
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2013
    Very random and gory didn't expect it to as good or as funny, Worth watching if you like OTT gore and silliness, Or the fact we get to see a young Peter Jackson lose the plot and kill aliens with a chainsaw.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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