Bad Taste


Bad Taste (1989)



Critic 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

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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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Critic Reviews for Bad Taste

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (1)

A climatic rebirth-by-chainsaw scene almost makes it all worthwhile, though you may have had to visit the bathroom once or twice in the wait.

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Divertido em seu humor descompromissado, este trash faz rir, mas não oferece o menor indício do virtuoso cineasta que Jackson se tornaria.

Nov 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

I miss Peter Jackson in his ultra low-budget horror mode. He always looked like he was having fun. Not half as good as Dead Alive, but still a hoot.

Oct 20, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Jackson does it all in this movie: writes, directs, stars, produces, and designs the makeup.

Mar 10, 2003 | Full Review…

Fun, though the title couldn't be more apt.

Feb 4, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

It certainly makes good on its title.

Dec 23, 2002 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bad Taste

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Directors Cat

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Peter Jackson should had done other trash film instead The Lovely Bones.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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I have never understood and probably never will understand the fascination with this movie. It gets another star just for being so awful its actually watchable, which I think was the point of making it to begin with.

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Unknown Hobo

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