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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)
3. B-Movie (public: moderated by Spunkie - 13 stars)
4. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 9 stars)
5. Slasher (public: moderated by Moribunny - 6 stars)
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7. Women having sex with monsters (public: moderated by edkrak - 3 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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Ironf
80T6
AICHEG AICHE
76T7
Dellamorte81 Dellamorte81
88T4
Bavafreak
50T1
MIR17
60T4
soybomb42
85T7
NathanDarko NathanDarko
77T5
A classic
NightGoat72 NightGoat72
50T5
lolo
33T2
tracx1007
57T3
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
33T5
estragon
60T6
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.
ArtoriusRex ArtoriusRex
89T9
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:)
flund
4T1
ManInBlack ManInBlack
4T1
rorybhoy1888
80T3
CrisMovieCor
40T3
Cronos
90T10
SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
It was quite heartbreaking actually...for a "B movie" that is.
hekkon hekkon
55T3
borislugosi borislugosi
70T5
Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
bernala
75T3
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
72T4
deckard0 deckard0
90T8
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!
jspidah
27T1
Rutt13
60T3
cdbeshore
86T3
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
Rozno Rozno
60T4
moeta2
82T5
CowherPower
60T3
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.
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?
UponDoom UponDoom
89T6
lumpnboy lumpnboy
25T1
edkrak edkrak
70T7
PerroNoche!
60T3
bribrihate
80T7
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
91T10
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.
valmeade Enthusiast
75T7
floortap floortap
82T7
Prismatic Prismatic
86T8
rorqualmaru rorqualmaru
80T4
jjack229
60T4
neil476
10T1
LordBeefJerk
70T7
JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
80T5
hotdogfarmer
52T2
awoodby
88T6
rhinderman rhinderman
59T3
djross djross
30T2
JamesM
75T7
JontheLobste
50T2
Mike_V
64T3
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86T8
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45T4
meester meester
55T4
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65T3
Mohko Mohko
55T5
DrPhibes
75T5
jcdracula
3T9
MoonSylver MoonSylver
10T9
Nicholls
84T7
future42
10T1
anjos
50T3
haljordan2 haljordan2
22T2
adidawha adidawha
61T4
Stain Stain
60T5
Cult movie, but I'm not a member. Original, but just too crude and tasteless to dig it that much
Johnny_Case Johnny Case
58T3
zombald zombald
50T3
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
3T3
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40T4
trevitron trevitron
30T1
thefog1331 thefog1331
90T9
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89T10
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60T3
lucretius
60T1
empire434
57T4
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93T8
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95T10
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30T1
x_human x-human
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80T7
FlashCallaha
50T3
thomas_d
92T6
blucthulhu
70T6
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.
pshapiro
88T7
matt1975
90T8
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.
ironhorse
60T5
giska giska
51T3
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
70T3
VentureForth VentureForth
65T7
mayabelle
0T6
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.
Grinspork
65T4
Frank Henenlotter's first film. Yes!
TomServo13 TomServo13
6T1
loosecanons loosecanons
60T7
comanchex
59T3
fezenstein
45T4
zachsavage
75T4
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94T9
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60T4
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derZONK
60T5
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49T2
DLawrence
78T6
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60T6
landpwner
58T4
Daffy6964 Daffy6964
72T3
GoreGalore
45T1
David
50T1
BogusScifi
100T10
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.
goldfyngor
60T1
Brando Brando
55T4
madiso madiso
60T7
RNG
73T8
Bearded Dave
30T1
markf
78T4
mertagabey
65T7
WilliamOTyle
60T4
IluvMovies IluvMovies
88T7
HBOsucks
0T1
jonnykungfu
40T2
franncc22
75T9
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.
X-Ray Pecs
5T6
ReidGS
70T4
aerrich
40T2
preppy-3
70T6
Parexus2 Parexus2
18T1
lisko
60T5
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1T1
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74T4
JooJoo JooJoo
4T4
imdb imdb
58T4
Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
68T6
jwmartin
56T2
farmtrill farmtrill
60T2
joseywales joseywales
66T5
Bizarre and hilarious.
st_fly
68T7
Good
philim
22T1
Al Chambers
88T6
bevan
90T10
RisingVenus RisingVenus
60T5
Frankie
30T1
britneeee britneeee
80T8
mike615
50T4
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
60T3
zopz zopz
70T6
2karl-
60T4
Tian
90T9
monikaacm monikaacm
75T5
Pingy
87T5
cblur21
17T1
wcsae
54T4
Rumplesink_ii Rumplesink
20T1
Treeship Treeship
79T8
boothmillard
70T7
clarkah Prof. Sebby
40T2
Meowfresh Meowfresh
73T5
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
84T8
coot
51T3
JohnnyHarker
3T2
Simon M.
51T2
ahamel7896 ahamel7896
8T8
10kfilms
33T3
KasperL KasperL
50T4
Gladstone Gladstone
6T7
tegotetab tegotetab
65T4
zetes
30T1
freakman freakman
50T1
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.
Alex_S Alex S
7T5
TheDiceman TheDiceman
30T1
A few laughs.
RiverRivers RiverRivers
15T1
kwint kwint
75T1
Bonafide Bonafide
30T1
xanadu2300 xanadu2300
85T2
FlashCalahan
50T3
woofat
42T1
Grouchy Grouchy
85T7
saving
77T6
pyrosexual pyrosexual
90T9
cayh
40T1
mattnawrocki
65T4
jodamico jodamico
74T4
Ronin21
62T2
hallowcat321
70T4
by_Devol by Devol
82T9
Kavu Kavu
57T4
Even with the slower scenes it's entertaining enough and Belial looks awesome. Also: great idea for a Halloween costume.
irvinejump irvinejump
95T10
Crazy mutated freak in a basket goes around killing people... You need to know more???
ticklemonstr
80T6
Darko Vandelay1
69T7
girlvirus
60T6
ArticSounds ArticSounds
79T7
filmcricket
50T4
allisoncm allisoncm
60T4
mattburgess mattburgess
64T5
Glenn_Tucker Glenn Tucker
90T10
BillyShears BillyShears
70T6
The owner of the hotel has seen it all, UNTIL NOW. One weird movie.
roger1
86T3
buser333 buser333
40T4
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.
Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
65T4
Babycarrot Babycarrot
86T2
CMQuinn CMQuinn
8T8
DrinkMilk
40T3
ketteman
90T9
DavidB DavidB
71T3
flaneur
70T4
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47T4
Aaron1375
60T5
majelus majelus
84T5
Jerky Jerky
45T4
soraxtm
80T8
JoeyWashout Joey_Washout
72T6
Piglet Piglet
40T1
nunstrangler
71T6
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
63T6
antidood1 antidood1
75T8
Terrible on pretty much all aspects on which normal people judge a movie, but bloody damn entertaining nonetheless.
Zorikki
71T3
Ag0stoMesmer Ag0stoMesmer
3T7
Despite the general 'bad movie' crapiness it's creepy and has some memorable moments.
Bruce
50T4
black_flag
10T1
kreid
46T2
jenniferever jenniferever
70T5
sceptre_777
60T5
Seftref
40T2
Heist
70T5
pavementSAW pavementSAW
75T3
boyakasha
30T1
wavymouth
75T2
KingCauti KingCauti
40T3
What a weird (and perversely fun) movie.
cosmic_bus
50T2
Doomsayer
15T3
svenjolly
88T6
crackerjack crackerjack
39T1
Barkinson
60T7
husnu1
40T1
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.
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
88T9
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