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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 - 40 stars)
2. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 24 stars)
3. B-Movie (public: moderated by Spunkie - 13 stars)
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10. Horror Franchises (public: moderated by mattburgess - 2 stars)
11. Twins (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
12. Body deformities / the grotesque (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
13. Pre-Guiliani New York (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
14. Body horror (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
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Bruce
50T4
winbran winbran
53T5
porzano porzano
42T3
irvinejump irvinejump
95T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
Parexus2 Parexus2
18T1
Dellamorte81 Dellamorte81
88T4
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.
buser333 buser333
40T4
aaaaaaarrggg
71T7
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.
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
91T10
moeta2
82T5
ArtoriusRex ArtoriusRex
89T9
ArticSounds ArticSounds
79T7
hotdogfarmer
52T2
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
88T9
TRobertson
50T5
lauratron lauratron
49T2
lisko
60T5
joseywales joseywales
66T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
zmt311 zmt311
51T2
rorybhoy1888
80T3
sirphibes sirphibes
73T7
KosmoCramer KosmoCramer
65T3
majelus majelus
84T5
imdb imdb
58T4
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
33T5
mertagabey
65T7
DrPhibes
75T5
meester meester
55T4
sloucho84
86T6
luc luc
67T6
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?
landpwner
58T4
future42
10T1
Nroo Nroo
22T1
GoreGalore
45T1
Grouchy Grouchy
85T7
NathanDarko NathanDarko
77T5
A classic
Jerky Jerky
45T4
Cronos
90T10
donofthedead
71T5
toro913
24T2
ketteman
90T9
Prismatic Prismatic
86T8
crackerjack crackerjack
39T1
valmeade Enthusiast
75T7
heyimdylan moss piglet
4T4
x_human x-human
79T6
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.
sceptre_777
60T5
Babycarrot Babycarrot
86T2
NightGoat72 NightGoat72
50T5
rhinderman rhinderman
59T3
Bearded Dave
30T1
svenjolly
88T6
woofat
42T1
SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
neil476
10T1
estragon
60T6
SDPlissken SDPlissken
24T3
Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
MrOlivier Mr.Olivier
81T9
pilgermann pilgermann
75T7
Bavafreak
50T1
black_flag
10T1
zombald zombald
50T3
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.
cblur21
17T1
Telemecus
2T1
Rozno Rozno
60T4
zydernine
60T4
Merc Merc
75T7
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.
johnny_geo johnny geo
65T5
mightysparks mightysparks
85T10
bumnumbathon
60T4
UponDoom UponDoom
89T6
Jeffovon
28T1
markf
78T4
mattnawrocki
65T4
mtids m.t.i.d.s
15T1
coot
51T3
brandonpcv brandonpcv
11T1
saving
77T6
TheDenizen TheDenizen
55T4
Funny and gross but it's nowhere near as good as Henenlotter's subsequent films.
sabysims
80T7
madiso madiso
60T7
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70T9
filmaffinity filmaffinity
54T3
st_fly
68T7
Good
mrobscure mrobscure
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aerrich
40T2
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
84T8
anjos
50T3
ahamel7896 ahamel7896
8T8
borislugosi borislugosi
70T5
BillyShears BillyShears
70T6
The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
jcdracula
3T9
jjack229
60T4
scarletspeed scarletspeed
20T2
bevan
90T10
Darko Vandelay1
69T7
Aaron1375
60T5
Fenius Fenius
75T2
Maggot505 Maggot505
25T3
Mike_V
64T3
Thejaff
43T1
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
79T9
KingCauti KingCauti
40T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
W Trumbull
70T6
Johnny_Case Johnny Case
58T3
Castroph Castroph
3T2
pshapiro
88T7
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.
The_Tuss The Tuss
45T2
Triangle
87T8
mewcifur mewcifur
88T8
JoeyWashout Joey_Washout
72T6
antidood1 antidood1
75T8
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
Rutt13
60T3
mattburgess mattburgess
64T5
thefog1331 thefog1331
90T9
Winiferd69
75T7
BogusScifi
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DougReese DougReese
55T6
ettubrute
70T3
Daffy6964 Daffy6964
72T3
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.
kakivsjok kakivsjok
80T7
matt1975
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floortap floortap
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Pingy
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lucretius
60T1
kingofjew kingofjew
76T7
rickyafraid rickyafraid
89T10
TheMonocle TheMonocle
60T3
AICHEG AICHE
76T7
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
wcsae
54T4
TheDiceman TheDiceman
30T1
A few laughs.
EvilShoe EvilShoe
60T4
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.
deckard0 deckard0
90T8
bernala
75T3
giska giska
51T4
cookiefull
1T1
Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
76T8
JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
12T2
farmtrill farmtrill
60T2
Kavu Kavu
57T4
Even with the slower scenes it's entertaining enough and Belial looks awesome. Also: great idea for a Halloween costume.
sebby sebby
60T4
loosecanons loosecanons
60T7
husnu1
40T1
trevitron trevitron
30T1
awoodby
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real8 real8
40T4
lostinlodos
69T4
soybomb42
85T7
kylie kylie
54T5
FlashCalahan
50T3
Thoraxe Thoraxe
84T6
Coheed
80T8
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.
jodamico jodamico
74T4
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47T4
boyakasha
30T1
destruction
90T8
derZONK
60T5
comanchex
59T3
10kfilms
33T3
megamorph
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Piglet Piglet
40T1
RisingVenus RisingVenus
60T5
X-Ray Pecs
5T6
HBOsucks
0T1
nightbreed
80T6
GarethD
75T5
jonnykungfu
40T2
Rumplesink_ii Rumplesink
20T1
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:)
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
3T3
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
70T3
guppy guppy
60T6
coldesser
70T4
Heist
70T5
nunstrangler
71T6
jspidah
27T1
cayh
40T1
franncc22
75T9
rootbeercirc
89T10
neil-476
10T1
lolo
33T2
hotsake hotsake
65T5
RiverRivers RiverRivers
15T1
MRobitussin M.Robitussin
88T5
a classic of no-budget splatter
roger1
86T3
DrinkMilk
40T3
clawx
90T10
totally fukking awesome.
Ronin21
62T2
Moses77
6T4
Treeship Treeship
79T8
JudgeX
50T3
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.
thomas_d
92T6
IluvMovies IluvMovies
88T7
kwint kwint
75T1
RNG
73T8
adidawha adidawha
61T4
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.
Infenso paah
50T2
Scarface Scarface
55T3
KasperL KasperL
50T4
MoonSylver MoonSylver
10T9
clarkah Prof. Sebby
40T2
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
45T4
zeating zeating
63T1
mike615
50T4
MIR17
60T4
pavementSAW pavementSAW
75T3
girlvirus
60T6
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.
TomServo13 TomServo13
6T1
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.
JohnnyHarker
3T2
ManInBlack ManInBlack
4T1
bribrihate
80T7
kreid
46T2
fletch
75T7
xanadu2300 xanadu2300
85T2
aaronwhat aaronwhat
30T1
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!
PerroNoche!
60T3
FlashCallaha
50T3
Ironf
80T6
rorqualmaru rorqualmaru
80T4
mike365365 mike365365
50T3
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
72T4
Gladstone Gladstone
6T7
DocBrowne
71T5
pyrosexual pyrosexual
90T9
sweevo sweevo
95T10
by_Devol by Devol
82T9
VentureForth VentureForth
65T7
Glenn_Tucker Glenn Tucker
90T10
zetes
30T1
Brando Brando
55T4
CMQuinn CMQuinn
8T8
haljordan2 haljordan2
22T2
goldfyngor
60T1
LordBeefJerk
70T7
flund
4T1
cdbeshore
86T3
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