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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 tracx1007
57
T3
na guppy
60
T6
na chemical404
61
T7
Ah... This brings memories back. The first time I saw this film I was 8 or maybe 10 years old. Dad leaving and Basket Case are the strongest memories of my childhood. Come to think of it, I didn't turn out that bad, after all:)
na Merc
75
T7
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 kwint
75
T1
na Madeline
55
T2
na meester
55
T4
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 Grouchy
85
T7
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 st_fly
68
T7
Good
na Paxton
70
T7
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 zopz
70
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 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 AICHE
76
T7
na ClownOut
70
T6
na ArtoriusRex
89
T9
na bizarre_eye
83
T9
na RNG
73
T8
na future42
10
T1
na boyakasha
30
T1
na rhinderman
59
T3
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na mike615
50
T4
na paah
40
T2
na SirRobbie
70
T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na hekkon
55
T3
na TomServo13
6
T1
na donofthedead
71
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 Kartoffeln!
65
T4
na Bavafreak
50
T1
na joseywales
66
T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
na zydernine
60
T4
na sebby
60
T4
na Maggot505
25
T3
na bribrihate
80
T7
na UponDoom
89
T6
na majelus
84
T5
na borislugosi
70
T5
na pyrosexual
90
T9
na KosmoCramer
65
T3
na fletch
75
T7
na Simon M.
51
T2
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na ketteman
90
T9
na jodamico
74
T5
na JamesM
75
T7
na M.Robitussin
88
T5
a classic of no-budget splatter
na bernala
75
T3
na JooJoo
4
T4
na Ironf
80
T6
na Gordon Cole
88
T9
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na Shewrats
86
T5
na trevitron
30
T1
na toro913
24
T2
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na moviefreak
74
T4
na Cocoa
40
T2
na Piglet
40
T1
na Hadleyreis
68
T6
na kingofjew
76
T6
na mrobscure
86
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 Pingy
87
T5
na Gladstone
6
T7
na wcsae
54
T4
na sabysims
80
T7
na zeating
63
T1
na PerroNoche!
60
T3
na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na farmtrill
60
T2
na mlpgaffney
70
T3
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 DrinkMilk
40
T3
na markf
78
T4
na sweevo
95
T10
na philim
22
T1
na sceptre_777
60
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na Ronin21
62
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na flaneur
70
T4
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na fezenstein
45
T4
na lucretius
60
T1
na GoreGalore
45
T1
na stpmtnfury
70
T2
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na Jerky
45
T4
na megamorph
94
T9
na DocBrowne
71
T5
na mightysparks
80
T10
na lisko
60
T5
na TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na HBOsucks
0
T1
na Thejaff
43
T1
na comanchex
59
T3
na antidood1
75
T7
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na LetsGoEatHuh
45
T4
na avgcrtckr
47
T4
na blucthulhu
70
T6
na cncht37
45
T10
na girlvirus
60
T6
na djross
30
T2
na lauratron
49
T2
na NathanDarko
77
T5
A classic
na sesito71
70
T9
na coldesser
70
T5
na soybomb42
85
T7
na Johnny Case
58
T3
na jjack229
60
T4
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 mifmif
90
T9
na moss piglet
4
T4
na edkrak
70
T7
na Ag0stoMesmer
3
T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na Veib
50
T3
na soraxtm
80
T8
na JohnnyZombie
80
T5
na ilsensine
50
T2
na svenjolly
88
T6
na Rumplesink
20
T1
na woofat
42
T1
na ArticSounds
79
T7
na Bearded Dave
30
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na Jeffovon
28
T1
na saving
77
T6
na landpwner
58
T4
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na Daffy6964
72
T3
na Seftref
40
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 EvilShoe
60
T4
na Bruce
50
T4
na Scarface
55
T3
na floortap
82
T7
na Joey_Washout
72
T6
na Aron Ericson
76
T8
na lolo
33
T2
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na Enthusiast
75
T7
na filmaffinity
54
T3
na Vandelay1
69
T7
na jcdracula
3
T9
na Telemecus
2
T1
na sh4dow
50
T1
na imdb
58
T4
na destruction
90
T8
na mattnawrocki
65
T4
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na jonnykungfu
40
T2
na TheMonocle
60
T3
na empire434
57
T4
na mertagabey
65
T7
na cookiefull
1
T1
na LeonX
65
T4
na adidawha
61
T3
na Heist
70
T5
na chgold81
89
T6
na winbran
53
T5
na flund
4
T1
na Castroph
3
T2
na Doomsayer
15
T3
na haljordan2
22
T2
na RisingVenus
60
T5
na GarethD
75
T5
na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na Frankie
30
T1
na DougReese
55
T6
na Dellamorte81
88
T4
na madiso
60
T7
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 hotdogfarmer
52
T2
na johnny geo
65
T5
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na Treeship
79
T8
na freakman
50
T1
na roger1
86
T5
na aaronwhat
30
T1
na Prismatic
86
T8
na bevan
90
T10
na BadCosmonaut
50
T5
na cblur21
17
T1
na MIR17
60
T4
na moeta2
82
T5
na BogusScifi
100
T10
na Rutt13
60
T3
na zachsavage
75
T4
na TheDenizen
55
T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na RCMERCHANT
95
T9
na Meowfresh
73
T6
na Matt Burgess
64
T5
na cayh
40
T1
na DLawrence
78
T6
na jenniferever
70
T5
na hellboy76
61
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na coot
51
T3
na sloucho84
86
T6
na DrPhibes
75
T5
na komois
85
T9
na Prof. Sebby
40
T2
na Winiferd69
75
T7
na britneeee
80
T8
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
na stepsideways
85
T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na RiverRivers
15
T1
na zombald
50
T3
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 cdbeshore
86
T3
na LouisMazzini
62
T3
na kreid
46
T2
na Rozno
80
T6
na brandonpcv
11
T1
na allisoncm
60
T4
na Mohko
55
T5
na luc
67
T5
na DavidB
71
T3
na ManInBlack
4
T1
na goldfyngor
60
T1
na Barkinson
60
T7
na Thoraxe
84
T5
na ettubrute
70
T3
na ReidGS
70
T4
na pilgermann
75
T7
na filmcricket
50
T4
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 LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na zmt311
51
T2
na deckard0
90
T8
na Grinspork
65
T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
na Zorikki
71
T3
na ferked
86
T8
na tegotetab
65
T4
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na thefog1331
90
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na Brando
55
T4
na KasperL
50
T4
na JudgeX
50
T3
na Cronos
90
T10
na IluvMovies
88
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na CHOICECOD
72
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na David
50
T1
na mayabelle
0
T6
na sirphibes
73
T7
na Veterini
50
T2
na ticklemonstr
80
T7
na rorybhoy1888
80
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