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Bad Taste (1987) Poster

(1987)

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Jump to: Continuity (12)  | Crew or equipment visible (9)  | Plot holes (1)  | Revealing mistakes (7)

Continuity 

The cast's hairstyles, and the color of the socks change from scene to scene due to the sporadic four-year shoot.
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When Derek falls off the cliff, you can see one of his shoes fall off. In the next shot when he hits the ground both shoes are on his feet.
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Derek wipes some blood off his glasses and smears it further, the next shot shows his glassed perfectly clean again.
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Several aliens are seen being killed numerous times. The two aliens playing patty-cake are seen dying at least four times each (both of them during two same scenes). The first alien shot at the beginning of the gun fight also falls from the tree.
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The team member talking on the car's CB radio starts out holding the microphone handset backwards.
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During the car chase through the forest, there is a grill over the rear window that keeps disappearing & re-appearing
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When Derek goes to talk to Robert with the bayonet and hammer, you can clearly see people walking at the beach in some of the shots, while in other shots they then have disappeared.
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Near the parts on where Derek kills the "stupid" alien by pushing the gun through the stomach, the distance of the bench in relation of the location of Derek's activities change.
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In the beginning where the alien is chasing Barry with the axe, the direction of the axe in the alien's hand changes between shots.
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In several head-on shots of Derek's, car two of the Beatles are missing.
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After Derek jumps on top of the lead Alien with a chainsaw, the chainsaw falls to the ground between the Alien's legs. The camera pans back to the Alien who does not move, however in the next shot the chainsaw has moved a few feet away.
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When Robert leaps to attack Derek at the cliffs, there is a suspiciously moving bush behind Derek, but in the next shots it has disappeared.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Derek hits the rocks, you can see a crew member throw a bucket of blood, and you can see two hands throw the legs over the rocks. You have to use slow motion to see.
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When Derek is holding on to the rope off the cliff, there is a visible crew member in black in the top left near the bushes
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When Derek kills the "stupid" alien by pushing the gun through the stomach, the cameraman is reflected in Derek's glasses in some shots.
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As Derek leaps through the hole in the ceiling towards the alien leader, a crew member can be seen standing above him on the left hand side of the hole.
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When the camera pans alongside the blue van, which is shaking, because Derek is having a spasm on the ground; you can see some sort of dolly or camera being pushed along.
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During the vomit-eating scene, the camera pans over the staircase and it casts a shadow over the banister.
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When Frank is listening to the alien leader and realizes the entire town is stuffed into the boxes, he goes back to the rest of the guys. When he closes the door, the shadow of the camera man is visible on the door. Shadows from crew members are visible in this same room several times.
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When the Collector is in his car trying to get his window up, one exterior shot of him - you can see vaguely see the camera's reflection.
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In a side shot of Derek driving the blue van, you can see the front roof frame of the car reflected in the back window, which is driving along with it and filming.
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Plot holes 

When the boys see the aliens in their true form, they become surprised and Barry says "Derek was right all along." Even though the boys know that they're aliens anyway.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Derek closes the flap of his skull the second time just before he ties his belt around his head, his hands are upside-down. If he were reaching around to the back of his own head his thumbs would be on the bottom. They are on the top.
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When the boys are getting kitted up in the forest to rescue Giles, even though there's supposed to be nobody for miles, through the trees in the background you can clearly see cars driving along a busy road.
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When Frank is in the middle of the field being shot at by the aliens in the tree, the wires controlling the squibs are visible.
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When the "chef alien" is fighting with Ozzy outside, in one shot, a baby-blue cloth, which may be a pillow, can be seen sticking out at the bottom of the chef's shirt.
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When the sledgehammered alien falls to the floor, you can see a black pad he's wearing and a white hose - which runs up his shirt - used to pump out the blood.
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Obvious mask for the aliens at the end when Derek goes through their head. The 'alien' heads have no skull, when the head goes in, the skin gives-in and reveals it's just a mask. Also at the very end when Derek uses the alien head as a 'mask', it's obviously a regular mask with made of plastic.
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When Derek hits the alien with the blue van, you can see the silver bar which the dummy is mounted on as he is split in half.
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