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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 Parexus2
18
T1
na djross
30
T2
na Trooth
41
T2
Definitely a bad horror movie, but not devoid of entertainment. It's labeled as a comedy, but I'm not really sure if that's intentional. The story's shaky, but at least it makes decent sense. Despite some really sub-par special effects, it does a fair job of making the horror scenes shocking and weird.
na luc
67
T5
na majelus
84
T5
na SirRobbie
70
T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
na Veib
50
T3
na rhinderman
59
T3
na Rozno
80
T6
na Matt Burgess
64
T5
na haljordan2
22
T2
na meester
55
T4
na saving
77
T6
na brianrobot
4
T7
na cclxndr
50
T3
Basket Case is one of those B-movies that is so atrociously disgusting, sleazy, and laugh-out-loud corny you can't help but have so much fun watching it. Frank knew he had a 0 budget and he totally went for it!
na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
na ketteman
90
T9
na ticklemonstr
80
T7
na johnny geo
65
T5
na st_fly
68
T7
Good
na KasperL
50
T4
na sloucho84
86
T6
na ilsensine
50
T2
na Ag0stoMesmer
3
T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na ArtoriusRex
89
T9
na Coheed
80
T8
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 buser333
40
T4
na madiso
60
T7
na Bruce
50
T4
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na ClownOut
70
T6
na derZONK
60
T5
na LeonX
65
T4
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na BogusScifi
100
T10
na filmcricket
50
T4
na zombald
50
T3
na LouisMazzini
62
T3
na thefog1331
90
T9
na kurisu1974
70
T7
na wavymouth
75
T2
na tegotetab
65
T4
na Meowfresh
73
T6
na jonnykungfu
40
T2
na jspidah
27
T2
na rorybhoy1888
80
T3
na comanchex
59
T3
na Prismatic
86
T8
na PerroNoche!
60
T3
na MIR17
60
T4
na komois
85
T9
na pilgermann
75
T7
na filmaffinity
54
T3
na sirphibes
73
T7
na stpmtnfury
70
T2
na coldesser
70
T5
na lumpnboy
25
T1
na mlpgaffney
70
T3
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na Thoraxe
84
T5
na SakiroQ
63
T4
na adidawha
61
T3
na bribrihate
80
T7
na zydernine
60
T4
na Mohko
55
T5
na DLawrence
78
T6
na Prof. Sebby
40
T2
na JamesM
75
T7
na UponDoom
89
T6
na Piglet
40
T1
na cannsaw
93
T8
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
na wig
50
T3
na soybomb42
85
T7
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 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 Mike_V
64
T3
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na Stain
60
T5
Cult movie, but I'm not a member. Original, but just too crude and tasteless to dig it that much
na coot
51
T3
na wcsae
54
T4
na Tian
90
T9
na jcdracula
3
T9
na trevitron
30
T1
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 imdb
58
T4
na Telemecus
2
T1
na x-human
79
T6
na Kartoffeln!
65
T4
na lauratron
49
T2
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 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 DrinkMilk
40
T3
na Madeline
55
T2
na Bearded Dave
30
T1
na ManInBlack
4
T1
na estragon
60
T6
na mifmif
90
T9
na jodamico
74
T5
na philim
22
T1
na Cocoa
40
T2
na future42
10
T1
na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na Grinspork
65
T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
na IluvMovies
88
T7
na edkrak
70
T7
na sabysims
80
T7
na Veterini
50
T2
na lucretius
60
T1
na girlvirus
60
T6
na empire434
57
T4
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na mike615
50
T4
na mattnawrocki
65
T4
na moss piglet
4
T4
na aaronwhat
30
T1
na black_flag
10
T1
na Simon M.
51
T2
na tomelce
5
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.
na lisko
60
T5
na paah
40
T2
na roger1
86
T5
na kwint
75
T1
na JooJoo
4
T4
na joseywales
66
T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
na toro913
24
T2
na Rumplesink
20
T1
na CHOICECOD
72
T4
na Grouchy
85
T7
na Doomsayer
15
T3
na CMQuinn
8
T8
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 rickyafraid
89
T10
na guppy
60
T6
na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na zopz
70
T6
na bizarre_eye
83
T9
na Gladstone
6
T7
na DrPhibes
75
T5
na David
50
T1
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na zachsavage
75
T4
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na EvilShoe
60
T4
na Joey_Washout
72
T6
na crackerjack
39
T1
na hotdogfarmer
52
T2
na ForrestQ
85
T9
na bevan
90
T10
na Ironf
80
T6
na Nroo
22
T2
na GarethD
75
T5
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 cdbeshore
86
T3
na Barraoc
50
T3
na ArticSounds
79
T7
na Cronos
90
T10
na winbran
53
T5
na Enthusiast
75
T7
na Gordon Cole
88
T9
na Castroph
3
T2
na by Devol
82
T9
na Frankie
30
T1
na chgold81
89
T6
na Ronin21
62
T1
na GoreGalore
45
T1
na moviefreak
74
T4
na mayabelle
0
T6
na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na AICHE
76
T7
na moeta2
82
T5
na hotsake
65
T4
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na avgcrtckr
47
T4
na Jeffovon
28
T1
na pshapiro
88
T7
na deckard0
90
T8
na LetsGoEatHuh
45
T4
na Rutt13
60
T3
na blucthulhu
70
T6
na zeating
63
T1
na TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na HBOsucks
0
T1
na TheMonocle
60
T3
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 hekkon
55
T3
na svenjolly
88
T6
na NathanDarko
77
T5
A classic
na Winiferd69
75
T7
na DavidB
71
T3
na Dellamorte81
88
T4
na Merc
75
T6
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 hellboy76
61
T4
na Bavafreak
50
T1
na SDPlissken
24
T3
na RNG
73
T8
na borislugosi
70
T5
na Seftref
40
T2
na JakeAesthete
16
T2
na Sandwichlord
0
T3
WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS?!
na brandonpcv
11
T1
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na donquixotic
76
T10
na freakman
50
T1
na KingCauti
40
T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na Shewrats
86
T5
na donofthedead
71
T5
na scott.mc
60
T4
na real8
40
T4
na Pingy
87
T5
na lolo
33
T2
na KosmoCramer
65
T3
na CRAYON
70
T4
This is not a good film, but you should watch it. The acting is downright terrible and the effects are pretty bad. Despite its shortcomings Basket Case still manages to be pretty damned creepy because of its premise.
na kingofjew
76
T6
na markf
78
T4
na fezenstein
45
T4
na pyrosexual
90
T9
na ferked
86
T8
na m.t.i.d.s
15
T1
na cosmic_bus
50
T2
na cookiefull
1
T1
na DougReese
55
T6
na Brando
55
T4
na JudgeX
50
T3
na cayh
40
T1
na RisingVenus
60
T5
na Jerky
45
T4
na Maggot505
25
T3
na rorqualmaru
80
T4
na flund
4
T1
na Bonafide
30
T1
na Johnny Case
58
T3
na TomServo13
6
T1
na TheDenizen
55
T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na sweevo
95
T10
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na Treeship
79
T8
na jonnykuda
90
T9
na HKi
65
T3
na floortap
82
T7
na farmtrill
60
T2
na jjack229
60
T4
na KramYessev
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 Zorikki
71
T3
na boyakasha
30
T1
na mrobscure
86
T7
na monikaacm
75
T5
na Nicholls
84
T7
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