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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 pshapiro
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na goldfyngor
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na djross
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na LordBeefJerk
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na Zorikki
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na Coheed
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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 DrinkMilk
40
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na kwint
75
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na jonnykungfu
40
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na ettubrute
70
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na KasperL
50
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na boyakasha
30
T1
na sceptre_777
60
T5
na TheMonocle
60
T3
na comanchex
59
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 Matt Burgess
64
T5
na zeating
63
T1
na David
50
T1
na rorqualmaru
80
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 JohnnyHarker
3
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na Bruce
50
T4
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na DavidB
71
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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 hellboy76
61
T4
na Prismatic
86
T8
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na lumpnboy
25
T1
na estragon
60
T6
na pilgermann
75
T7
na rorybhoy1888
80
T3
na CHOICECOD
72
T4
na JooJoo
4
T4
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na tegotetab
65
T4
na Jerky
45
T4
na Prof. Sebby
40
T2
na philim
22
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na lolo
33
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na filmaffinity
54
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na Sandwichlord
0
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WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS?!
na buser333
40
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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 nightbreed
80
T6
na floortap
82
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na kakivsjok
80
T7
na haljordan2
22
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na jspidah
27
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na luc
67
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na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
na SirRobbie
70
T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
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 majelus
84
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na ManInBlack
4
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na jodamico
74
T5
na SakiroQ
63
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na Piglet
40
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na Mohko
55
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na Rozno
80
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na stpmtnfury
70
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na zydernine
60
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na Jeffovon
28
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na donofthedead
71
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na ticklemonstr
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na rickyafraid
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na Rutt13
60
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na sloucho84
86
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na moss piglet
4
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na joseywales
66
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Bizarre and hilarious.
na hotsake
65
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na Al Chambers
88
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na RCMERCHANT
95
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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 ChrisReynold
63
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na JohnnyZombie
80
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na GoreGalore
45
T1
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na x-human
79
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na Ronin21
62
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na Rumplesink
20
T1
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 Thoraxe
84
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na BogusScifi
100
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na irvinejump
95
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Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na Madeline
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na Parexus2
18
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na GarethD
75
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na Bearded Dave
30
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na Paxton
70
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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 borislugosi
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na jonnykuda
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na mertagabey
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na sirphibes
73
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na jenniferever
70
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na mightysparks
80
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na PerroNoche!
60
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na empire434
57
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na mlpgaffney
70
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na mewcifur
88
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na LeonX
65
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na FreddieQuell
91
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na JakeAesthete
17
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na ilsensine
50
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na UponDoom
89
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na lauratron
49
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na caiman
83
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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 Doomsayer
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na cosmic_bus
50
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na Bonafide
30
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na sesito71
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na ClownOut
70
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na Pingy
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na lostinlodos
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na edkrak
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na jjack229
60
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na monikaacm
75
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na Glenn Tucker
90
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na ledcollector
45
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na Kartoffeln!
65
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na mike615
50
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na thefog1331
90
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na real8
40
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na hallowcat321
70
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na johnny geo
65
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na KingCauti
40
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What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na Joey_Washout
72
T6
na freakman
50
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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 KosmoCramer
65
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na BillyShears
70
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The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
na kingofjew
76
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na Trooth
41
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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 bribrihate
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na moviefreak
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na HBOsucks
0
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na TheDiceman
30
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A few laughs.
na future42
10
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na crackerjack
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na chgold81
89
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na zopz
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na AICHE
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na pavementSAW
75
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na Grouchy
85
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na Meowfresh
73
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na fletch
75
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na Vandelay1
69
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na TripleSH
60
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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 aaronwhat
30
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na Gordon Cole
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na jcdracula
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na SDPlissken
24
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na Ironf
80
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na aaaaaaarrggg
71
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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 ArticSounds
79
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na flaneur
70
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na Nroo
22
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na Gladstone
6
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na zachsavage
75
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na Castroph
3
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na RNG
73
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na blucthulhu
70
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na flund
4
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na imdb
58
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na scott.mc
60
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na Frankie
30
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na m.t.i.d.s
15
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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 Simon M.
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na Mike_V
64
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na destruction
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na black_flag
10
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na Johnny Case
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na Scarface
55
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na woofat
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na ketteman
90
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na fezenstein
45
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na CRAYON
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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 mattnawrocki
65
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na avgcrtckr
47
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na ForrestQ
85
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na toro913
24
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na Winiferd69
75
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na LetsGoEatHuh
45
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na RiverRivers
15
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na by Devol
82
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na Barkinson
60
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na adidawha
61
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na BadCosmonaut
50
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na Telemecus
2
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na cncht37
45
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na Tian
90
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na Alex S
7
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na Daffy6964
72
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na stepsideways
85
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Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na NathanDarko
77
T5
A classic
na wavymouth
75
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na derZONK
60
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na antidood1
75
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Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na cayh
40
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na brianrobot
4
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na HKi
65
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na Thejaff
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na coldesser
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na ZombieBuffet
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na guppy
60
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na Barraoc
50
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na IluvMovies
88
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na svenjolly
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na Grinspork
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Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
na nunstrangler
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na bevan
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na Ag0stoMesmer
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Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na eveelun
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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 landpwner
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na TheDenizen
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Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na Aron Ericson
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na JamesM
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na Treeship
79
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na girlvirus
60
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na RisingVenus
60
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na kylie
54
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na DrPhibes
75
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na Brando
55
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na Veterini
50
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na Dellamorte81
88
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na saving
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na mifmif
90
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na meester
55
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na Maggot505
25
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na soybomb42
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na tomelce
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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 cookiefull
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na komois
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na LouisMazzini
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na hekkon
55
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na rhinderman
59
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na soraxtm
80
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na HalfJapanese
75
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A serviceable genre film that works equally as a slice of grindhouse trash as it does a cinematic love letter to the same.
na sabysims
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na wcsae
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na britneeee
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na DougReese
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na wig
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na pyrosexual
90
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na trevitron
30
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na roger1
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na Hadleyreis
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na IMDb-byvotes
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