Basket Case (1982)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Horror

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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.



  • Frank Henenlotter at an event for Basket Case (1982)
  • Diana Browne in Basket Case (1982)
  • Diana Browne in Basket Case (1982)
  • Basket Case (1982)
  • Diana Browne in Basket Case (1982)
  • Beverly Bonner in Basket Case (1982)

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7 August 2004 | Mother_of_all_Opossums
A trashy black comedy/horror classic!
I had heard a lot about Basket Case, so the other night at the video store, I just couldn't say no! I wasn't disapointed by one of the most warmly regarded cult films of all time.

Director Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage) makes good use of an INCREDIBLY low budget (apart from some really bad clay-mation scenes) and a brilliant storyline.

The gore is nasty and plentyful and the whole atmosphere of the film is extremely dirty, especially the scenes in the motel, but that shouldn't discourage any serious horror/cult buff from seeking it out.

All in all, I highly recommend 'Basket Case' and put it up there with films like 'The Evil Dead' and 'Return of the Living Dead' as the best of the 80s.

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