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Basket Case (1982)
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Summary: A young man carrying a big basket, containing his deformed Siamese brother is seeking revenge on the doctors who separated them. (imdb)
Genres: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Directed By: Frank Henenlotter
Written By: Frank Henenlotter
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na JakeAesthete
17
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na future42
10
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na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na Johnny Case
58
T3
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na pyrosexual
90
T9
na DougReese
55
T6
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na megamorph
94
T9
na Doomsayer
15
T3
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na Dean Franz
85
T9
Shy dude walks the streets of NY with his deformed brother in a basket. Murky, earthtoned and often disgusting. What's not to love here?
na Meowfresh
73
T6
na Daffy6964
72
T3
na mike615
50
T4
na jodamico
74
T5
na majelus
84
T5
na Bearded Dave
30
T1
na zombald
50
T3
na StrifeKnot
75
T6
na Scarface
55
T3
na Zorikki
71
T3
na luc
67
T5
na floortap
82
T7
na avgcrtckr
47
T4
na Cocoa
40
T2
na empire434
57
T4
na JohnnyZombie
80
T5
na Veib
50
T3
na farmtrill
60
T2
na paah
40
T2
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na Aron Ericson
76
T8
na trevitron
30
T1
na jcdracula
3
T9
na Rutt13
60
T3
na goldfyngor
60
T1
na edkrak
70
T7
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na antidood1
75
T7
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na mayabelle
0
T6
na britneeee
80
T8
na ferked
86
T8
na Mike_V
64
T3
na kwint
75
T1
na by Devol
82
T9
na Paxton
70
T6
Frank Henenlotter adds another "what in the hell is this" movie to the horror genre. The plot is...absurd, in a perfect 80's type of way.
na roger1
86
T5
na DLawrence
78
T6
na hotdogfarmer
52
T2
na aaronwhat
30
T1
na Gladstone
6
T7
na DavidB
71
T3
na Simon M.
51
T2
na philim
22
T1
na Thoraxe
84
T5
na mertagabey
65
T7
na joseywales
66
T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
na EvilShoe
60
T4
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na Bonafide
30
T1
na Moribunny
58
T5
Although there is actually something creepy about this movie, most of its charm is of the "so bad it's good" variety. Not just the acting but the dramaturgy and characterizations are hilariously caricaturistic across the board. The film actually has a great pace and is enjoyable regardless of its many laugh-out-loud "WTF" moments. For the very low budget, even the effects are pretty decent. Great popcorn movie to watch with friends.
na kreid
46
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na ahamel7896
8
T8
na DrinkMilk
40
T3
na ettubrute
70
T3
na rorybhoy1888
80
T3
na Thejaff
43
T1
na wavymouth
75
T2
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
na rhinderman
59
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na sceptre_777
60
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na UponDoom
89
T6
na bellamyr
55
T3
Oh my ! Low budget, low(ish) production values, wierdly unconvincing effects but a daringly audacious plotline. Acting is not so much wooden as dead - it nearly makes it into the 'so bad it's good' category. Not one to change your plans for.
na BogusScifi
100
T10
na Alex S
7
T5
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na zydernine
60
T4
na zeating
63
T1
na mewcifur
88
T8
na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
na soraxtm
80
T8
na HBOsucks
0
T1
na Jerky
45
T4
na Nroo
22
T2
na eveelun
73
T6
Its low budget shows: terrible acting and pretty silly looking effects elicit much laughter. But the idea is so bizarre and twisted, and the story itself continues to lead to such depraved alleys that I have to admire it for sheer audacity. It was a lot more fun and interesting than most other horror from this period.
na filmcricket
50
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na LouisMazzini
62
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na HKi
65
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na hellboy76
61
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na svenjolly
88
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na TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na cncht37
45
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na sloucho84
86
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na jenniferever
70
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na Hadleyreis
68
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na lisko
60
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na Ironf
80
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na Prismatic
86
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na Castroph
3
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na brandonpcv
11
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na sweevo
95
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na monikaacm
75
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na mifmif
90
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na ticklemonstr
80
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na TomServo13
6
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na kylie
54
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na AICHE
76
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na KasperL
50
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na hekkon
55
T3
na Kartoffeln!
65
T4
na meester
55
T4
na lauratron
49
T2
na black_flag
10
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na caiman
83
T8
I really admire directors who have a weird, simple idea, and are able to see their low budget project through to completion. Peter Jackson's Bad Taste springs to mind. I could tell Basket Case was a labor of love. I enjoyed the weirdness of the main character, and I really loved the creature itself; cheesy looking, yet oddly creepy. And the gore effects were surprisingly decent. A great movie to watch while drinking with your buddies.
na ArticSounds
79
T7
na DrPhibes
75
T5
na SakiroQ
63
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na hotsake
65
T4
na filmaffinity
54
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na Veterini
50
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na komois
85
T9
na johnny geo
65
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na Matt Burgess
65
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na ledcollector
45
T1
na PerroNoche!
60
T3
na IluvMovies
88
T7
na KingCauti
40
T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na winbran
53
T5
na awoodby
88
T6
na fenixdown
80
T8
One of the most entertaining indie horror movies I have seen. The minor characters chew scenery like crazy, and the monster is a sight to behold.
na ilsensine
50
T2
na Bruce
50
T4
na Seftref
40
T2
na Kavu
57
T4
Even with the slower scenes it's entertaining enough and Belial looks awesome. Also: great idea for a Halloween costume.
na djross
30
T2
na RapeyVessey
76
T8
It's as brilliantly ridiculous and hilarious as "Brain Damage" and is generally a better film, Belial is no Aylmer though, which is really what counts.
na TheMonocle
60
T3
na Barkinson
60
T7
na adidawha
61
T3
na aaaaaaarrggg
71
T7
Extremely gory (try to avoid the 83-minute R-rated cut) but also very funny, with authentically sleazy 42nd Street atmosphere and lots of oddly likable characters.
na David
50
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na Grouchy
85
T7
na lolo
33
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na fezenstein
45
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na ClownOut
70
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na Jeffovon
28
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na MIR17
60
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na JooJoo
4
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na fletch
75
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na chgold81
89
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na ketteman
90
T9
na jspidah
27
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na abstraktruth
60
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na Joey_Washout
72
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na stepsideways
85
T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na tracx1007
57
T3
na FreddieQuell
91
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na Vandelay1
69
T7
na cosmic_bus
50
T2
na TripleSH
60
T5
An 80's B-horror classic. It could have had a lot more impact with a higher budget and better acting, but there are a few dozens movies made during this time I can say that about. Bottom line: Good enough to watch.
na destruction
90
T8
na rickyafraid
89
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na ForrestQ
85
T9
na ManInBlack
4
T1
na BadCosmonaut
50
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na Mohko
55
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na Telemecus
2
T1
na jonnykungfu
40
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na thefog1331
90
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na LordBeefJerk
70
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na madiso
60
T7
na Heist
70
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na SDPlissken
24
T3
na Piglet
40
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na markf
78
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na moviefreak
74
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na kingofjew
76
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na Rozno
80
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na ZombieBuffet
70
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na Brando
55
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na bribrihate
80
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na KosmoCramer
65
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na mightysparks
80
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na kurisu1974
70
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na cookiefull
1
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na cannsaw
93
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na deckard0
90
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na Maggot505
25
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na cdbeshore
86
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na Rumplesink
20
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na mlpgaffney
70
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na bizarre_eye
83
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na Barraoc
50
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na Coheed
80
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The production is raw to the point its charming, its 42nd Street location feels far more vivid than in more larger-scale stories, the actresses are unglamorous but more beautiful on screen, and Henenlotter's mix of sympathetic characters and eccentrics with bizarre and downright ridiculous special effects and gross-out gore creates a film that, on a second viewing, is far more imaginative and interesting than more glossier horror films.
na pilgermann
75
T7
na Madeline
55
T2
na soybomb42
85
T7
na mrobscure
86
T7
na BillyShears
70
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The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
na zachsavage
75
T4
na cblur21
17
T1
na Winiferd69
75
T7
na wig
50
T3
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na borislugosi
70
T5
na Sandwichlord
0
T3
WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS?!
na Dellamorte81
88
T4
na GarethD
75
T5
na Treeship
79
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na Gordon Cole
88
T9
na bernala
75
T3
na RCMERCHANT
95
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na rorqualmaru
80
T4
na buser333
40
T3
na Frankie
30
T1
na JamesM
75
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na landpwner
58
T4
na imdb
58
T4
na Bavafreak
50
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na lucretius
60
T1
na ChrisReynold
63
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na mattnawrocki
65
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na lostinlodos
69
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na toro913
24
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na saving
77
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na Cronos
90
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na guppy
60
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na donofthedead
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na nightbreed
80
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na stpmtnfury
70
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na real8
40
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na Merc
75
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Revenge is a dish best served by a teratomatous scone of flesh with the face of David Letterman. Sent me to my laughing place more than a couple times.
na Nicholls
84
T7
na Ag0stoMesmer
3
T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na Ronin21
62
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na wcsae
54
T4
na LeonX
65
T4
na moss piglet
4
T4
na Luna6ix
72
T4
if you can manage to read the synopsis without wanting to watch this that you probably shouldn't. otherwise, it's game on for some cheesy 80's horror.
na comanchex
59
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na st_fly
68
T7
Good
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na boyakasha
30
T1
na Tian
90
T9
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na GoreGalore
45
T1
na tegotetab
65
T4
na crackerjack
39
T1
na tomelce
20
T5
A sub-Cohen work of '80s trash horror about a man and his hideously deformed Siamese brother seeking vengeance against the surgeons who separated them, Basket Case suffers from the limitations of its budget and some apocalyptically bad acting but reveals a surprising depth of empathy for its murderous principal characters that makes it almost passable. Still, even with some compelling stop-motion scenes and a good dose of odd humour, the film's never more than a minute away from lousiness.
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