A small, quiet seaside town is even quieter than usual. All the local inhabitants have disappeared. Could someone have chopped them all into pieces?
Aliens from outer space come to earth in search of human flesh for an inter-galactic fast-food chain. Who will save the world?
Peter Jackson's breakthrough feature, Bad Taste, began as a 20 minute short titled Roast of the Day, the simple tale of a charity worker who meets a terrible fate in a small town. The motive for making the film was for Jackson to try out his new 16mm Bolex.
The film began shooting in 1983, but after a series of set-backs, Jackson re-wrote the film using existing footage, and took on the central role of Derek himself.