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Bad taste, 1987 (2nd of 4)

Bad taste, 1987

The cult horror comedy Bad taste was Wellington director Peter Jackson's first feature film. Most of it was shot in and around Jackson's home town of Pukerua Bay. It took four years because the crew and cast (which included Jackson himself) could only work on weekends. This deliberately gross tale of cannibal space aliens was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and gave Jackson his entrée to Hollywood.

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Caroline Harker, 'Humour - Humour on screen, 1970–2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Caroline Harker, published 5 Sep 2013