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->'''Frank''': "Just remember, we're only authorized to use violence when there's a threat to the planet Earth."
->'''Barry''': "And the Moon."
->'''Frank''': "Yeah, and the Moon."

'''''Bad Taste''''' is a 1987 NoBudget film which is the directorial debut for Creator/PeterJackson. It's a splatter movie about a bunch of aliens working for an intergalactic fastfood company, who massacre the town of Kaihoro for the meat of its inhabitants.

However, one of the townsfolk manages to send a distress call and Astro Investigation and Defence Service sends out The Boys to investigate. The team consists of four members: Barry (the StraightMan of the group), Frank, Ozzy (a trigger-happy duo), and Derek (a sociopath with a slight drooling problem). HilarityEnsues as The Boys clash with the aliens; Derek goes berserk, a charity collector Giles is abducted and The Boys have to clean up the whole mess.

Notable for being shot with a shoestring budget during weekends over a period of four years.
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!!''Bad Taste'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Derek's chainsaw.
* AlienLunch: The vomit gruel.
* AliensInCardiff
* AnArmAndALeg
* AnAxeToGrind: One of the alien mooks attack Barry with an axe.
* BaaBomb: Ozzy tries to destroy the aliens headquarters with a RPG. He misses and hits a sheep instead.
* {{Badass}}:
--> '''Derek''': "I'm a Derek. ''Dereks don't run''."
* BaldOfEvil: The alien leader.
* BloodyHilarious: For the record, some VHS versions came with [[{{Feelies}} barfing bags]].
* BondOneLiner: Given by Ozzy when he shoots one of the mooks on the head.
-->"That cleared the sinuses!"
* BoundAndGagged: Giles when he is captured by the aliens.
* BrainFood: Robert is shown happily eating the brains of one of his own.
* BringMyBrownPants: They're not brown enough...
* ChainsawGood: Derek's weapon of choice.
* CigarChomper: Frank.
* ColdBloodedTorture: It involves a hammer, a bayonet and [[AgonyOfTheFeet a foot]].
* ComedicSociopathy: Ozzy!
--> '''Frank''': "Yeah but you know what the rules are. When we work undercover we have to remain faceless."
--> '''Ozzy''': "Oh I get it, just in case we kill a lot of innocent people!" (Cocks gun)
** Also, Derek shows a little too much joy torturing Robert (the alien he captured) and at the end when he'a cutting aliens up with a chainsaw
* CoolCar: Derek's Beatles-mobile.
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: Happens when the alien leader rolls back the house-ship's grass and is stuck on it.
* CreepyBasement
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Derek [[spoiler: going through boss alien's head and coming out his rear with his chainsaw.]]
* DistressCall: Doomed Kaihoro sends one in the opening.
* DistressedDude: Giles.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: One of the alien mooks moves barefooted.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Frank dresses as one of the mooks during the infiltration.
* DropTheHammer: After hearing one of their own being tortured by Derek, bunch of aliens grab sledgehammers and rush to the rescue.
* EvilChef: One of the aliens who looks suspiciously like Peter Jackson during his ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' years.
* EyepatchOfPower Worn by one of the alien mooks.
* FlippingTheBird: As seen on the cover (at least, the ''original'' cover. [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm426286080/tt0092610 later versions]] added a second finger). Giles, also flips Robert off at one point. This cover, sold in North America and featuring the "two finger" variant of flipping the bird seen in the UK and commonwealths, was often mistaken as a sequel to the original.
** A little harder to notice is one of the aliens flipping off the protagonists as they make their escape in a car.
* FunWithAcronyms: Astro Investigation and Defence Service. Lampshaded in the movie:
--> '''Ozzy''': "Wish we'd change that name!"
* GhostTown: Kaihoro.
* GroinAttack: Ozzy knees one of the post-transformation aliens on the groin.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of the aliens after Derek runs him over with his car.
* HatDamage: Derek's hat (that keeps his skull together) is shot off by a stray bullet, and he's immediately sent into spasms.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Derek before his cranial trauma and Ozzy to some degree.
* HumanAliens: for all but the last 20 minutes of the movie, the aliens look like regular humans
* IAmAHumanitarian: One of the boys is forced to in order to maintain his mole status. [[spoiler: He finds it quite tasty.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy
* ImpactSilhouette: At one point Derek saws a hole shaped like himself on the aliens headquarters' wall.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Barry kills Robert by throwing a machete on his throat, pinning him into a pillar.
* TheInfiltration: The Boys start one when they set out to save Giles.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: At one point Ozzy encounters one of the aliens, who puts its dukes up. Ozzy attempts to follow suit, but is interrupted by Frank.
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: The first alien killed it takes Barry numerous shots to its head with a very large revolver before it finally goes down. The five heading for Derek on the cliffs go down a bit quicker but he has a machine gun. By the middle and end of the film they're going down with only a few gunshots.
* MacheteMayhem: The alien chef attacks Ozzy and Giles with a machete during the big shootout.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The aliens; lampshaded with the line "They sure go to bits easy!"
* MeaningfulName: Kaihoro means "Foodtown" in Māori.
* MuggedForDisguise: Happens to one of the aliens when The Boys infiltrate their headquarters.
* MyCarHatesMe
* OffWithHisHead: One of the aliens gets his head ripped off (and his spine along with it) when Frank steals his costume.
* OverlyLongGag: The vomit scene.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Two of them, both provided by Derek.
-->"Eat lead, sucker!"
-->"Suck my spinning steel, shithead!"
* PsychoPartyMember: Derek after falling off a cliff.
* RailingKill: Ozzy kills the alien chef by throwing him over a railing.
* RefugeInAudacity
* PsychopathicManchild: Some of the alien mooks, including Robert.
* SameLanguageDub: All the actors had to redub their dialogue after all the sound tapes went missing. Doug Wren, who played Lord Crumb, died during post production. So his character was dubbed by Peter Vere-Jones.
* ShoutOut:
** "There's no [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial glowing fingers]] on these bastards."
** When The Boys wonder the aliens have hidden their spaceship, Ozzy proposes that perhaps they came in [[Series/DoctorWho a telephone booth]].
* SlashedThroat: When the EvilChef threatens Giles with a throat slice motion, Robert tries to mimic him and accidentally cuts his own throat.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* StaggeredZoom: Done after Ozzy kills the alien chef and he turns to see that Giles was abducted while he was occupied.
* TakeThat: Which no one outside UsefulNotes/NewZealand will get. Derek doesn't think the aliens destroying UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}} would be so bad.
* ToServeMan: Aliens work for intergalactic fastfood company Crumb's Crunchy Delights, who wants to add humans to their menu.
* TransformationSequence: Happens when the aliens decide to bail out and ditch their human disguises.
* UseYourHead
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Derek's attitude toward aliens.
* VomitIndiscretionShot
* WeaksauceWeakness: After falling off from a cliff, Derek's head becomes very vulnerable and if it's hit Derek is sent to spasms. Even a hit from a ''pinecone''.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The Boys, that's who.
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