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Good Taste Made Bad Taste

Short Film (Excerpts) – 1988

Movies are a medium in which you can get away with murder. You can show anything you like: it’s safe and harmless and nobody gets hurt, and yet it can also shock or thrill a few people, which is also a bit of fun!
– Jackson
I’m definitely not a violent person myself; I’d never want to experience half the stuff that goes on in Bad Taste.
– Peter Jackson
The idea with most special effects, I reckon, is to keep them as simple as possible. If you’ve got to have a machete going into somebody’s head, it’s easier to have a real person’s head with a fake machete, so you knock something together like this with a bit of cardboard and some ice cream sticks …
– Peter Jackson on DIY special effects
I was thinking of ideas that were Hollywood ‘big’ … and I had a little Super 8 camera that couldn’t shoot sound … and I was dying to do animation [but] I didn’t have a single frame control. I’d just have to press the trigger for a short burst …
– Peter Jackson on his early filmmaking forays