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My Personal Top 50 Comedy Films: 44

Updated on April 26, 2013

44. Bad Taste

Hard to believe that this is Peter Jackson's first effort looking at what he has also done and what he is doing now; minor to mainstream. However, it is a great piece of inspiration to anyone doing anything and feeling that they may not be doing their best work.

The film opens (after a distress call) with one of "The Boys" being pursued by a man, with an axe, on a beach.

What proceeds sets the tone of the film..

It is a great opening scene and it is not for the gore dodging type.

After dealing with the axe wielding man, Barry, takes a walk around the local area where he runs into a gang of sledgehammer wielding maniacs.

Everything looks bad for Barry until Derek, another one of "The Boys", starts to torture a maniac he managed to capture.. Jackson plays both of these characters.

Derek ends of coming off worse after a very gruesome battle which is when the rest of "The Boys" show up.

The rest of "The Boys" are Frank and Ozzie.

Frank, is rarely seen with out a cigar in his mouth and Ozzie has a taste for violence and carnage.

Something is not quite right in the town they are in so they all regroup.

They find that a vicar has been kidnapped and so set out to save him and on the way find out the truth of what has been happening in the town..


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      Mark B 

      5 years ago

      Hah!!! This film is fantastic!

    • Tyler Bracken profile imageAUTHOR

      Tyler Bracken 

      6 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Wow.. making me feel old! :-/ That one's in the top 20.

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      Andrew Stewart 

      6 years ago from England

      Yes Tyler I remember that film also, you are really bringing back memories from 20 years ago!!- Keep up the great work!

    • Tyler Bracken profile imageAUTHOR

      Tyler Bracken 

      6 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Asp52: :) I can remember watching it for the first time and felt like I had found the holy grail. I taped it when it was shown on CH4 as part of the 'forbidden' season way back. I take it you have seen Braindead too? it is the sequel.. it features higher up on my list.

      I was just reading your Viking Diet hub, sounds like something worth trying out! I will see if I can track down some mead! Definitely will be checking over some of the other hubs you have too.

      Georgie: I hope you like the film. It is quite low budget but I think it adds to the charm. Good luck with the recovery. I think I will be doing a horror top 50 soon.. So I will check out some of your hubs for sure. They seem pretty interesting!

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      GH Price 

      6 years ago from North Florida

      I've never heard of this movie but, since I'm stuck at home recovering from surgery, I am going to look it up. Thank you for sharing!

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      Andrew Stewart 

      6 years ago from England

      I loved this film! So glad you reminded me of this classic film!- I may have to track it down, I can remember watching this in my last year of secondary school. Great stuff!!


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