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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

Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne, Lloyd Pace, Bill Freeman, Joe Clarke, Ruth Neuman, Richard Pierce, Sean McCabe, Dorothy Strongin

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Basket Case belongs to 58 collections
1. boobs (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 39 stars)
2. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 23 stars)
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Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
65T4
LeonX
65T4
stepsideways stepsideways
85T5
Definitely more insightful (not to mention hilarious) than the horrid but similarly plotted Rain Man.
hellboy76 hellboy76
61T4
There are some genuinely weird and creepy moments, they are unfortunately offset by it being terrible and cheesy. It knows this however so one can still have fun watching it.
lucretius
60T1
black_flag
10T1
zeating zeating
63T1
destruction
90T8
Rozno Rozno
60T4
Winiferd69
75T7
Paxton Paxton
70T7
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.
mightysparks mightysparks
85T10
eveelun eveelun
73T6
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.
Luna6ix Luna6ix
72T4
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.
NightGoat72 NightGoat72
50T5
toro913
24T2
Rutt13
60T3
JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
80T5
Frankie
30T1
megamorph
94T9
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
63T6
flaneur
70T4
mayabelle
0T6
JudgeX
50T3
bribrihate
80T7
neil476
10T1
Onderhond
10T1
Pingy
87T5
kylie kylie
54T5
soybomb42
85T7
zopz zopz
70T6
HKi HKi
65T3
caiman caiman
83T8
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.
tracx1007
57T3
JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
13T2
ettubrute
70T3
blucthulhu
70T6
IluvMovies IluvMovies
88T7
Ronin21
62T2
preppy-3
70T6
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
Moses77
6T4
SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
trevitron trevitron
30T1
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
84T8
mike615
50T4
GoreGalore
45T1
lisko
60T5
borislugosi borislugosi
70T5
mattburgess mattburgess
64T5
husnu1
40T1
future42
10T1
DLawrence
78T6
cdbeshore
86T3
clarkah Prof. Sebby
40T2
cayh
40T1
kreid
46T2
TRobertson
50T5
deckard0 deckard0
90T8
moeta2
82T5
zydernine
60T4
Heist
70T5
RNG
73T8
DougReese DougReese
55T6
Cronos
90T10
fenixdown fenixdown
80T8
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.
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
72T4
Barkinson
60T7
floortap floortap
82T7
LordBeefJerk
70T7
jwmartin
56T2
fletch
75T7
sweevo sweevo
95T10
W Trumbull
70T6
Prismatic Prismatic
86T8
nunstrangler
71T6
Babycarrot Babycarrot
86T2
Gladstone Gladstone
6T7
svenjolly
88T6
KramYessev KramYessev
76T8
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.
HalfJapanese HalfJapanese
75T6
A serviceable genre film that works equally as a slice of grindhouse trash as it does a cinematic love letter to the same.
Darko Vandelay1
69T7
The_Tuss The Tuss
45T2
Meowfresh Meowfresh
73T5
empire434
57T4
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
60T3
hallowcat321
70T4
x_human x-human
79T6
Treeship Treeship
79T8
coldesser
70T4
djross djross
30T2
clawx
90T10
totally fukking awesome.
cclxndr cclxndr
50T3
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!
lumpnboy lumpnboy
25T1
David
50T1
mtids m.t.i.d.s
15T1
winbran winbran
53T5
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
3T3
Maggot505 Maggot505
25T3
boyakasha
30T1
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
45T4
bellamyr bellamyr
55T3
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.
aerrich
40T2
VentureForth VentureForth
65T7
TheDiceman TheDiceman
30T1
A few laughs.
sebby sebby
60T4
Glenn_Tucker Glenn Tucker
90T10
antidood1 antidood1
75T8
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
RCMERCHANT RCMERCHANT
95T9
donquixotic
76T9
philim
22T1
cblur21
17T1
ticklemonstr
80T6
loosecanons loosecanons
60T7
Tian
90T9
Nroo Nroo
22T1
bernala
75T3
pilgermann pilgermann
75T7
X-Ray Pecs
5T6
Stain Stain
60T5
Cult movie, but I'm not a member. Original, but just too crude and tasteless to dig it that much
DocBrowne
71T5
Brando Brando
55T4
RiverRivers RiverRivers
15T1
Bavafreak
50T1
roger1
86T3
st_fly
68T7
Good
Seftref
40T2
Mohko Mohko
55T5
CrisMovieCor
40T3
elmakebabi elmakebabi
25T1
ironhorse
60T5
comanchex
59T3
Infenso paah
50T2
ForrestQ ForrestQ
85T9
Jerky Jerky
45T4
joseywales joseywales
66T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
thefog1331 thefog1331
90T9
awoodby
88T6
10kfilms
33T3
flund
4T1
GarethD
75T5
zetes
30T1
PerroNoche!
60T3
chgold81
89T6
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54T4
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60T6
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39T1
FlashCallaha
50T3
RisingVenus RisingVenus
60T5
xanadu2300 xanadu2300
85T2
Moribunny Moribunny
58T5
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.
haljordan2 haljordan2
22T2
Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
kingofjew kingofjew
76T7
franncc22
75T9
HBOsucks
0T1
BillyShears BillyShears
70T6
The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
Thoraxe Thoraxe
84T6
anjos
50T3
saving
77T6
BogusScifi
100T10
cncht37 cncht37
45T10
aaronwhat aaronwhat
30T1
zombald zombald
50T3
farmtrill farmtrill
60T2
buser333 buser333
40T4
MoonSylver MoonSylver
10T9
KingCauti KingCauti
40T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
CRAYON CRAYON
70T3
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.
mrobscure mrobscure
86T7
mewcifur mewcifur
88T8
pshapiro
88T7
sceptre_777
60T5
Zorikki
71T3
Dean_Franz Dean Franz
85T9
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?
Ironf
80T6
FlashCalahan
50T3
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
70T3
Telemecus
2T1
pavementSAW pavementSAW
75T3
CowherPower
60T3
kakivsjok kakivsjok
80T7
porzano porzano
42T3
EvilShoe EvilShoe
60T4
ManInBlack ManInBlack
4T1
hotsake hotsake
65T5
SDPlissken SDPlissken
24T3
kwint kwint
75T1
goldfyngor
60T1
2karl-
60T4
Alex_S Alex S
7T5
britneeee britneeee
80T8
donofthedead
71T5
freakman freakman
50T1
estragon
60T6
DrinkMilk
40T3
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70T9
boothmillard
70T7
ketteman
90T9
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
91T10
stpmtnfury
70T2
ahamel7896 ahamel7896
8T8
Bruce
50T4
Kavu Kavu
57T4
Even with the slower scenes it's entertaining enough and Belial looks awesome. Also: great idea for a Halloween costume.
Trooth Trooth
41T2
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.
Grinspork
65T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
chemical404 chemical404
61T7
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:)
luc luc
67T6
WilliamOTyle
60T4
brandonpcv brandonpcv
11T1
Jeffovon
28T1
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47T4
sloucho84
86T6
valmeade Enthusiast
75T7
jenniferever jenniferever
70T5
by_Devol by Devol
82T9
Veterini Veterini
50T2
Bearded Dave
30T1
Veib
50T3
moviefreak moviefreak
74T4
AICHEG AICHE
76T7
hekkon hekkon
55T3
Parexus2 Parexus2
18T1
fezenstein
45T4
mike365365 mike365365
50T3
Bonafide Bonafide
30T1
Madeline Madeline
55T2
TheDenizen TheDenizen
55T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
tegotetab tegotetab
65T4
Castroph Castroph
3T2
Thejaff
43T1
zmt311 zmt311
51T2
JooJoo JooJoo
4T4
bevan
90T10
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
33T5
Doomsayer
15T3
ledcollector
45T1
te18 te18
5T5
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.
matt1975
90T8
soraxtm
80T8
Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
68T6
jodamico jodamico
74T4
hotdogfarmer
52T2
ArticSounds ArticSounds
79T7
ferked
86T8
Shewrats
86T4
jcdracula
3T9
adidawha adidawha
61T4
Nicholls
84T7
TripleSH TripleSH
60T5
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.
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