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Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Peter Jackson's First Film, 'Bad Taste'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 28, 2013 at 12:14PM

Back to the '80s Again! continues at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Ti West introducing Peter Jackson's mini-budget gross-out New Zealand film debut, "Bad Taste."
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"Bad Taste"
"Bad Taste"

Back to the '80s Again! continues at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Ti West introducing Peter Jackson's mini-budget gross-out New Zealand film debut, "Bad Taste." 

Aliens harvest humans for fast food in Jackson's film, poorly distributed and often banned in various censored versions until he hit pay dirt with Lord of the Rings. Having suddenly acquired respectability, it is now widely regarded as an essential cult film, ironically depriving it of true cult status.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.