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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 ferked
86
T8
na DrPhibes
75
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na JohnnyZombie
80
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na StrifeKnot
75
T6
na zydernine
60
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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 Castroph
3
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na m.t.i.d.s
15
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na GarethD
75
T5
na imdb
58
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na Pingy
87
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na komois
85
T9
na awoodby
88
T6
na PerroNoche!
60
T3
na mattnawrocki
65
T4
na AICHE
76
T7
na real8
40
T4
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na buser333
40
T3
na lostinlodos
69
T4
na trevitron
30
T1
na kwint
75
T1
na ketteman
90
T9
na Thoraxe
84
T5
na CHOICECOD
72
T4
na philim
22
T1
na Vandelay1
69
T7
na jenniferever
70
T5
na Gordon Cole
88
T9
na Daffy6964
72
T3
na jcdracula
3
T9
na antidood1
75
T7
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na bribrihate
80
T7
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na Bruce
50
T4
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 KingCauti
40
T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na JooJoo
4
T4
na adidawha
61
T3
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 Scarface
55
T3
na LeonX
65
T4
na ClownOut
70
T6
na destruction
90
T8
na TomServo13
6
T1
na crackerjack
39
T1
na Bonafide
30
T1
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 markf
78
T4
na pyrosexual
90
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na freakman
50
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na lauratron
49
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na Nicholls
84
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na Joey_Washout
72
T6
na flaneur
70
T4
na mewcifur
88
T8
na aaronwhat
30
T1
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 borislugosi
70
T5
na by Devol
82
T9
na jonnykungfu
40
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na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na Mike_V
64
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na edkrak
70
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na DrinkMilk
40
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na ForrestQ
85
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na Nroo
22
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na abstraktruth
60
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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 TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na Dellamorte81
88
T4
na djross
30
T2
na LouisMazzini
62
T3
na hellboy76
61
T4
na johnny geo
65
T5
na Zorikki
71
T3
na rorqualmaru
80
T4
na st_fly
68
T7
Good
na SakiroQ
63
T4
na zachsavage
75
T4
na brandonpcv
11
T1
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 empire434
57
T4
na Cronos
90
T10
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 Doomsayer
15
T3
na kylie
54
T5
na Enthusiast
75
T7
na Thejaff
43
T1
na RCMERCHANT
95
T9
na cblur21
17
T1
na nightbreed
80
T6
na wcsae
54
T4
na stpmtnfury
70
T2
na stepsideways
85
T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na pilgermann
75
T7
na Madeline
55
T2
na roger1
86
T5
na kreid
46
T2
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
na kurisu1974
70
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na mightysparks
80
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na wig
50
T3
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na kingofjew
76
T6
na BadCosmonaut
50
T5
na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na lolo
33
T2
na jodamico
74
T5
na sweevo
95
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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 mertagabey
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na Johnny Case
58
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na mrobscure
86
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na sabysims
80
T7
na RiverRivers
15
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na winbran
53
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na pavementSAW
75
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na zombald
50
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na coot
51
T3
na Jerky
45
T4
na KosmoCramer
65
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na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
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.
na deckard0
90
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na cosmic_bus
50
T2
na filmaffinity
54
T3
na zopz
70
T6
na tracx1007
57
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na MIR17
60
T4
na rickyafraid
89
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na Rozno
80
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na goldfyngor
60
T1
na Ronin21
62
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na Seftref
40
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na jjack229
65
T4
na Hadleyreis
68
T6
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na Matt Burgess
65
T5
na woofat
42
T1
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 cncht37
45
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na wavymouth
75
T2
na jspidah
27
T2
na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na monikaacm
75
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na DougReese
55
T6
na Treeship
79
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na HKi
65
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na tegotetab
65
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na ArticSounds
79
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na nunstrangler
71
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na moss piglet
4
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na ManInBlack
4
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na Simon M.
51
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na Gladstone
6
T7
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na boyakasha
30
T1
na JamesM
75
T7
na GoreGalore
45
T1
na filmcricket
50
T4
na mifmif
90
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na guppy
60
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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 hotsake
65
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na saving
77
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na floortap
82
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na cannsaw
93
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na girlvirus
60
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na Bearded Dave
30
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na mayabelle
0
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na Ironf
80
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na David
50
T1
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 DavidB
71
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na cdbeshore
86
T3
na ArtoriusRex
89
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na britneeee
80
T8
na rhinderman
59
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na farmtrill
60
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na meester
55
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na lisko
60
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na IluvMovies
88
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na Bavafreak
50
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na Maggot505
25
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na mike615
50
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na Barkinson
60
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na Moribunny
58
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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 brianrobot
4
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na Prof. Sebby
40
T2
na ilsensine
50
T2
na Prismatic
86
T8
na madiso
60
T7
na soybomb42
85
T7
na Dean Franz
85
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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 paah
40
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na zeating
63
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na sirphibes
73
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na majelus
84
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na Aron Ericson
76
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na luc
67
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na UponDoom
89
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na Rutt13
60
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na Grouchy
85
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na sloucho84
86
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na bizarre_eye
83
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na Heist
70
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na kakivsjok
80
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na Rumplesink
20
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na lucretius
60
T1
na pshapiro
88
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na x-human
79
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na svenjolly
88
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na ledcollector
45
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na Veterini
50
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na Tian
90
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na LetsGoEatHuh
45
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na Luna6ix
72
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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 KasperL
50
T4
na fezenstein
45
T4
na ettubrute
70
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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 Mohko
55
T5
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na TheMonocle
60
T3
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 Cocoa
40
T2
na hotdogfarmer
52
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na Veib
50
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na future42
10
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na DLawrence
78
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na Meowfresh
73
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na JakeAesthete
17
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na donofthedead
71
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na Frankie
30
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na Alex S
7
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na mlpgaffney
70
T3
na Grinspork
65
T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
na EvilShoe
60
T4
na sceptre_777
60
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na black_flag
10
T1
na megamorph
94
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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 avgcrtckr
47
T4
na TheDenizen
55
T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na Piglet
40
T1
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na hekkon
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