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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 megamorph
94
T9
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 Shewrats
86
T5
na Veterini
50
T2
na soraxtm
80
T8
na Grouchy
85
T7
na Maggot505
25
T3
na sweevo
95
T10
na fezenstein
45
T4
na mattnawrocki
65
T4
na black_flag
10
T1
na jjack229
60
T4
na JudgeX
50
T3
na deckard0
90
T8
na LouisMazzini
62
T3
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 pyrosexual
90
T9
na NathanDarko
77
T5
A classic
na hellboy76
61
T4
na zachsavage
75
T4
na coot
51
T3
na Jerky
45
T4
na Madeline
55
T2
na Brando
55
T4
na zmt311
51
T2
na thefog1331
90
T9
na Enthusiast
75
T7
na buser333
40
T4
na JakeAesthete
16
T2
na DLawrence
78
T6
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 jcdracula
3
T9
na paah
40
T2
na TomServo13
6
T1
na Alex S
7
T5
na landpwner
58
T4
na Jeffovon
28
T1
na coldesser
70
T5
na markf
78
T4
na st_fly
68
T7
Good
na monikaacm
75
T5
na destruction
90
T8
na moss piglet
4
T4
na pilgermann
75
T7
na Bearded Dave
30
T1
na cayh
40
T1
na kingofjew
76
T6
na wavymouth
75
T2
na Bavafreak
50
T1
na JohnnyZombie
80
T5
na Sandwichlord
0
T3
WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS?!
na kurisu1974
70
T7
na farmtrill
60
T2
na wcsae
54
T4
na komois
85
T9
na flund
4
T1
na hotsake
65
T4
na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na madiso
60
T7
na britneeee
80
T8
na DrPhibes
75
T5
na Seftref
40
T2
na KasperL
50
T4
na ArtoriusRex
89
T9
na sloucho84
86
T6
na freakman
50
T1
na sh4dow
50
T1
na roger1
86
T5
na KingCauti
40
T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
na luc
67
T5
na mifmif
90
T9
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 Parexus2
18
T1
na avgcrtckr
47
T4
na moviefreak
74
T4
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na Zorikki
71
T3
na hotdogfarmer
52
T2
na Dellamorte81
88
T4
na HKi
65
T3
na UponDoom
89
T6
na rorybhoy1888
80
T3
na estragon
60
T6
na Ronin21
62
T2
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 Veib
50
T3
na brandonpcv
11
T1
na haljordan2
22
T2
na guppy
60
T6
na woofat
42
T1
na donquixotic
76
T10
na Rutt13
60
T3
na HBOsucks
0
T1
na pshapiro
88
T7
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 ledcollector
45
T1
na sabysims
80
T7
na by Devol
82
T9
na hallowcat321
70
T4
na Winiferd69
75
T7
na scott.mcc
60
T4
na sceptre_777
60
T5
na Frankie
30
T1
na Rumplesink
20
T1
na DougReese
55
T6
na real8
40
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 Heist
70
T5
na Cocoa
40
T2
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na nightbreed
80
T6
na Castroph
3
T2
na zeating
63
T1
na comanchex
59
T3
na filmcricket
50
T4
na CHOICECOD
72
T4
na Pingy
87
T5
na MoonSylver
10
T9
na borislugosi
70
T5
na Tian
90
T9
na MIR17
60
T4
na winbran
53
T5
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 Johnny Case
58
T3
na mlpgaffney
70
T3
na Gladstone
6
T7
na IluvMovies
88
T7
na Ag0stoMesmer
3
T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
na jonnykuda
90
T9
na svenjolly
88
T6
na ArticSounds
79
T7
na Mike_V
64
T3
na irvinejump
95
T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
na donofthedead
71
T5
na empire434
57
T4
na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na lostinlodos
69
T4
na JamesM
75
T7
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 boyakasha
30
T1
na xanadu2300
85
T2
na BadCosmonaut
50
T5
na kwint
75
T1
na Telemecus
2
T1
na sesito71
4
T9
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na flaneur
70
T4
na Grinspork
65
T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
na RadioFreeLee
84
T7
na clawx
90
T10
totally fukking awesome.
na kylie
54
T5
na mrobscure
86
T7
na adidawha
61
T3
na EvilShoe
60
T4
na BillyShears
70
T6
The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
na ClownOut
70
T6
na M.Robitussin
88
T6
a classic of no-budget splatter
na Scarface
55
T3
na cannsaw
93
T8
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 johnny geo
65
T5
na Treeship
79
T8
na rorqualmaru
80
T4
na GarethD
75
T5
na IMDb-byvotes
60
T3
na future42
10
T1
na hekkon
55
T3
na RCMERCHANT
95
T9
na jenniferever
70
T5
na Vandelay1
69
T7
na majelus
84
T5
na Kartoffeln!
65
T4
na LetsGoEatHuh
45
T4
na RisingVenus
60
T5
na meester
55
T4
na Gordon Cole
88
T9
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na mayabelle
0
T6
na Simon M.
51
T2
na cncht37
45
T10
na mewcifur
88
T8
na Doomsayer
15
T3
na Piglet
40
T1
na kreid
46
T2
na imdb
58
T4
na derZONK
60
T5
na JooJoo
4
T4
na GoreGalore
45
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 tracx1007
57
T3
na Bruce
50
T4
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na RiverRivers
15
T1
na ferked
86
T8
na Daffy6964
72
T3
na Nroo
22
T2
na Ironf
80
T6
na cosmic_bus
50
T2
na stepsideways
85
T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
na filmaffinity
54
T3
na awoodby
88
T6
na bernala
75
T3
na soybomb42
85
T7
na cookiefull
1
T1
na LeonX
65
T4
na Barraoc
50
T3
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na sirphibes
73
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 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 zombald
50
T3
na ilsensine
50
T2
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 Nicholls
84
T7
na mightysparks
80
T10
na x-human
79
T6
na rickyafraid
89
T10
na DavidB
71
T3
na TheDenizen
55
T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
na antidood1
75
T7
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
na DrinkMilk
40
T3
na JohnnyHarker
3
T2
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 ManInBlack
4
T1
na joseywales
66
T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
na moeta2
82
T5
na lucretius
60
T1
na BogusScifi
100
T10
na SirRobbie
70
T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
na David
50
T1
na SDPlissken
24
T3
na floortap
82
T7
na aaronwhat
30
T1
na Glenn Tucker
90
T10
na Barkinson
60
T7
na ForrestQ
85
T9
na zydernine
60
T4
na Matt Burgess
64
T5
na jodamico
74
T5
na zopz
70
T6
na TheDiceman
30
T1
A few laughs.
na edkrak
70
T7
na jspidah
27
T2
na Mohko
55
T5
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na girlvirus
60
T6
na Rozno
80
T6
na KosmoCramer
65
T3
na Thejaff
43
T1
na RNG
73
T8
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