I must admit, Peter Jackson's earlier films (Dead-Alive, The Frightners, and Meet the Feebles) made me cautious about seeing The Lord of the Rings. Not everyone can make Citizen Kane or Blood Simple the first time. Bad Taste is a lot like El Mariachi in how it makes you wonder just how much money do you need to make a movie? If you watch the movie as a "serious" sci-fi horror film, then you'll hate it, as people have. Bad Taste is sick, yes, but it's odd how in the ways the Evil Dead movies are made, on the surface as horror movies, but actual comedies. The special effects are corny and the dialogue could have been written by a ten year old and most of the actors look like rejects from a garage band, but that's the whole idea. Bad Taste was the training wheels. LOTR is the Tour de France. Peter Jackson has grown and for what it's worth, Bad Taste will always be the movie that got him going. Gross-out humor doesn't always have to be about flatulence. How about eating brains?! The scene of Derek (PJ) torturing alien Robert (PJ again) is cleverly done.