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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 a small town for the meat of its inhabitants.

However, one of the townsfolk managed 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 named 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 cuts easily through walls and solid flesh.
* AlienLunch: The alien leader arranges some gruel for his employees. It comes from Robert, who vomits into a bowl. Frank is forced to taste it in order to maintain his mole status. [[spoiler:He finds it quite tasty.]]
* AliensInCardiff: Maneating aliens land on Earth to snatch some samples for their fast food company. Luckily for them, they do it in a town of about hundred people.
%%* AnArmAndALeg
* AnAxeToGrind: One of the alien mooks attack Barry with an axe.
* BaaBomb: Ozzy tries to destroy the aliens headquarters with a RPG. It goes through the without hitting anything, and a sheep gets blown up instead.
* {{Badass}}:
--> '''Derek''': I'm a Derek. ''Dereks don't run''.
* BaldOfEvil: The alien leader in his human form is bald.
* BigBad: 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 and placed on a bucket full herbs and spices by the aliens.
* BrainFood: Giles accidentally discovers Robert chowing down the brains of the fellow alien that was shot by Barry
* BringMyBrownPants: They're not brown enough...
* ChainsawGood: Derek's weapon of choice, which he keeps locked away in his Beatles-mobile.
* CigarChomper: Frank.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Given to Robert by Derek when he wants some answers out of him. 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's cutting aliens up with a chainsaw
* CoolCar: Derek's Beatles-mobile, which has cardboard cutouts of Music/TheBeatles sitting on its front row.
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: Happens when the alien leader, whose preparing the leave Earth, rolls back the grass around house-ship and while badly hurt Oz is stuck on it.
* CreepyBasement: The aliens leave captured Giles in their ship-house's dark basement.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Derek [[spoiler:going through boss alien's head and coming out his rear with his chainsaw.]]
* DistressCall: One doomed citizen of Kaihoro managed to make call for help from a phone box, which can be heard in the opening.
* DistressedDude: Giles, the relief aid collector is captured by the aliens, who intend to turn him into a dinner.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: One of the alien mooks carrying hammers moves barefooted.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Frank dresses as one of the mooks during the infiltration of their ship-house.
* 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 acts as the chef of the group, complete with a cook hat and an apron. He looks just like Creator/PeterJackson during the time he was filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* EyepatchOfPower Worn by the alien mook who gets accidentally gutted by the group's chef.
* FlippingTheBird:
** Giles flips Robert off when he's running away from him, and manages to reach his car.
** As seen on the cover (at least, the ''original'' cover. [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm426286080/tt0092610 later versions]] added a second finger). 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.
** An example that's 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, since its entire population has been stuffed into a pile of carboard boxes.
* GroinAttack: Ozzy knees one of the post-transformation aliens on the groin.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of the aliens is torn into two pieces (complete with his guts falling out) after Derek runs him over with his car.
* HatDamage: Derek's hat (that keeps his fractured skull together) is shot off by a stray bullet, and he's immediately sent into spasms.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Derek (before his cranial trauma makes him go "apeshit") and Ozzy, who is happy to get shoot something
* HumanAliens: For all but the last 20 minutes of the movie, the aliens under the service of Crumb's Crunchy Delights look like regular humans.
* ImpactSilhouette: Derek saws a hole shaped like himself on the aliens headquarters' wall, so that he can enter inside (while completely ignoring the door next to him).
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The alien mooks are unable to hit any of the Boys during the initial firefight between two forces.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Barry kills Robert by throwing a machete through his throat, which [[PinnedToTheWall pins him into a pillar]].
* TheInfiltration: The Boys infiltrate the alien headquarters 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 then the whole business is interrupted by Frank, who simply shoots the alien.
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: For the first alien to be 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. The same blade returns few times as an ImprovisedWeapon userd by other characters.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The aliens are easy to cut and tear apart; lampshaded with the line "They sure go to bits easy!"
* MeaningfulName: Kaihoro roughly translates to "Foodtown" in Māori language.
* MuggedForDisguise: Happens to one of the aliens who accidentally comes across The Boys, who're infiltrating their headquarters.
* MyCarHatesMe: Giles manages to run away from Robert, who is chasing him with a bayonet, and reach his car. Unfortunately, it is unable to start before Robert is in the striking distance.
* OffWithHisHead: One of the aliens gets his head (and spine) ripped off. Ozzy then kicks the head out of the window like a football.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Two of them, both provided by Derek.
-->"Eat lead, sucker!"
-->"Suck my spinning steel, shithead!"
* PsychoPartyMember: Derek was already an example of a disturbed invidual before falling off a cliff. Afterwards, he's full on psycho who relishes in unnecessary cruelty.
* PsychopathicManchild: Some of the alien mooks, including Robert act like children. One pair is found playing pattycakes before they try to grab their guns and are shot down.
* RailingKill: Ozzy kills the alien chef by throwing him over a second story railing.
%%* RefugeInAudacity
* 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 how 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 an intergalactic fastfood company called 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
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Robert preparing the gruel for the other alien mooks, namely by vomiting into a bowl.
* WeaksauceWeakness: After falling off from a cliff, Derek's fractures his skull, making his head very vulnerable. When hit, he is sent to spasms, even if the said hit comes from a thrown pinecone.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The Boys, that's who. They are are small band of defenders under the government payroll who respond to alien threats.

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