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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 antidood1
75
T7
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na woofat
42
T1
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 fezenstein
45
T4
na Vandelay1
69
T7
na soybomb42
85
T7
na StrifeKnot
75
T6
na Tian
90
T9
na kingofjew
76
T6
na alecec24
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 Telemecus
2
T1
na lolo
33
T2
na lucretius
60
T1
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na LouisMazzini
62
T3
na markf
78
T4
na brandonpcv
11
T1
na Bonafide
30
T1
na Nroo
22
T2
na kwint
75
T1
na UponDoom
89
T6
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 donquixotic
76
T10
na Barraoc
50
T3
na TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na stepsideways
85
T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na GoreGalore
45
T1
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 majelus
84
T5
na Kartoffeln!
65
T4
na RCMERCHANT
95
T9
na soraxtm
80
T8
na DLawrence
78
T6
na RisingVenus
60
T5
na rickyafraid
89
T10
na NathanDarko
77
T5
A classic
na Simon M.
51
T2
na hotdogfarmer
52
T2
na flaneur
70
T4
na Cronos
90
T10
na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na JakeAesthete
17
T2
na Bavafreak
50
T1
na djross
30
T2
na borislugosi
70
T5
na Grouchy
85
T7
na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na boyakasha
30
T1
na PerroNoche!
60
T3
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na lisko
60
T5
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 deckard0
90
T8
na thefog1331
90
T9
na Brando
55
T4
na Maggot505
25
T3
na tegotetab
65
T4
na David
50
T1
na cannsaw
93
T8
na Zorikki
71
T3
na Grinspork
65
T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
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 CHOICECOD
72
T4
na HKi
65
T3
na Meowfresh
73
T6
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 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 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 Barkinson
60
T7
na GarethD
75
T5
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na sceptre_777
60
T5
na ManInBlack
4
T1
na saving
77
T6
na meester
55
T4
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 DrinkMilk
40
T3
na zopz
70
T6
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 imdb
58
T4
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
na BillyShears
70
T6
The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
na Veterini
50
T2
na jenniferever
70
T5
na Nicholls
84
T7
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 buser333
40
T3
na kreid
46
T2
na Heist
70
T5
na JudgeX
50
T3
na donofthedead
71
T5
na mertagabey
65
T7
na KingCauti
40
T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na BogusScifi
100
T10
na Pingy
87
T5
na filmaffinity
54
T3
na Parexus2
18
T1
na DougReese
55
T6
na wig
50
T3
na TheMonocle
60
T3
na empire434
57
T4
na britneeee
80
T8
na filmcricket
50
T4
na by Devol
82
T9
na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na cosmic_bus
50
T2
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na cdbeshore
86
T3
na cayh
40
T1
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 sirphibes
73
T7
na paah
40
T2
na brianrobot
4
T7
na toro913
24
T2
na bizarre_eye
83
T9
na sloucho84
86
T6
na haljordan2
22
T2
na Mike_V
64
T3
na ettubrute
70
T3
na hekkon
55
T3
na LeonX
65
T4
na Bruce
50
T4
na mattnawrocki
65
T4
na ilsensine
50
T2
na Frankie
30
T1
na DrPhibes
75
T5
na TheDenizen
55
T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na future42
10
T1
na Veib
50
T3
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 zeating
63
T1
na jjack229
60
T4
na HalfJapanese
75
T6
A serviceable genre film that works equally as a slice of grindhouse trash as it does a cinematic love letter to the same.
na coot
51
T3
na philim
22
T1
na KasperL
50
T4
na hotsake
65
T4
na Doomsayer
15
T3
na Treeship
79
T8
na chgold81
89
T6
na destruction
90
T8
na Johnny Case
58
T3
na roger1
86
T5
na lumpnboy
25
T1
na Jerky
45
T4
na Seftref
40
T2
na Scarface
55
T3
na ForrestQ
85
T9
na abstraktruth
60
T4
na IluvMovies
88
T7
na sabysims
80
T7
na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
na JooJoo
4
T4
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na bernala
75
T3
na jspidah
27
T2
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na HBOsucks
0
T1
na monikaacm
75
T5
na SakiroQ
63
T4
na Rutt13
60
T3
na bevan
90
T10
na aaronwhat
30
T1
na lauratron
49
T2
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na moviefreak
74
T4
na Joey_Washout
72
T6
na st_fly
68
T7
Good
na Ag0stoMesmer
3
T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na Ironf
80
T6
na jodamico
74
T5
na Jeffovon
28
T1
na ArtoriusRex
89
T9
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 edkrak
70
T7
na Aron Ericson
76
T8
na cookiefull
1
T1
na wavymouth
75
T2
na Rumplesink
20
T1
na pshapiro
88
T7
na Piglet
40
T1
na Ronin21
62
T1
na mayabelle
0
T6
na rorybhoy1888
80
T3
na derZONK
60
T5
na freakman
50
T1
na x-human
79
T6
na floortap
82
T7
na tracx1007
57
T3
na pyrosexual
90
T9
na ketteman
90
T9
na Cocoa
40
T2
na madiso
60
T7
na mlpgaffney
70
T3
na mrobscure
86
T7
na LetsGoEatHuh
45
T4
na landpwner
58
T4
na zachsavage
75
T4
na mike615
50
T4
na sesito71
70
T8
na trevitron
30
T1
na ledcollector
45
T1
na megamorph
94
T9
na fletch
75
T7
na Bearded Dave
30
T1
na DavidB
71
T3
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na svenjolly
88
T6
na awoodby
88
T6
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na stpmtnfury
70
T2
na JohnnyZombie
80
T5
na Madeline
55
T2
na lostinlodos
69
T4
na moeta2
82
T5
na hellboy76
61
T4
na Castroph
3
T2
na Hadleyreis
68
T6
na sweevo
95
T10
na zombald
50
T3
na jonnykungfu
40
T2
na Sandwichlord
0
T3
WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS?!
na Daffy6964
72
T3
na JamesM
75
T7
na guppy
60
T6
na TomServo13
6
T1
na ClownOut
70
T6
na real8
40
T4
na RNG
73
T8
na cblur21
17
T1
na adidawha
61
T3
na Rozno
80
T6
na Thoraxe
84
T5
na Mohko
55
T5
na girlvirus
60
T6
na zydernine
60
T4
na wcsae
54
T4
na bribrihate
80
T7
na pilgermann
75
T7
na AICHE
76
T7
na cncht37
45
T10
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 avgcrtckr
47
T4
na MIR17
60
T4
na komois
85
T9
na kurisu1974
70
T7
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 mifmif
90
T9
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