Bad Taste - trailer and documentary

From Wikipedia :

"Bad Taste is a 1987 cult science fiction comedy horror film. Produced on a low budget, it is one of the first films directed by Sir Peter Jackson. The film features Jackson and his friends taking a number of key roles, both on and off-screen. The plotline sees aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise, where they face off against a four-man paramilitary force, of which at least one member appears to have gone insane. It was a film which provided Peter Jackson with the necessary leverage needed to advance in the industry."

Tony Hiles created a documentary about the creation Bad Taste, including insights into how the special effects, costumes and stunts were created.  Watch Good Taste Made Bad Taste on NZ On Screen.


Sir Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter.  He received an Arts Foundation Icon Award in 2011.  The Icon Award honours extraordinary New Zealand artists who have made a significant impact on their chosen art form.  Sir Peter was recognised for his contribution as a leader in New Zealand film.  The Award is considered the Arts Foundation's highest honour and is limited to a living circle of twenty artists.