Basket Case 2 (1990)


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Apparently not dead, as the first movie led viewers to believe, those severed Siamese twin brothers -- one normal, the other the malformed " basket case" -- are back in business in this sequel. Here they escape their hospital confinement and are tracked by a tabloid reporter.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Henenlotter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2007
Shapiro Glickenhaus



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Critic Reviews for Basket Case 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Belial is settling down and growing up - but unfortunately his domestication is also the film's. For all the creature effects and gore on offer here - not to mention bad acting and risible dialogue - Basket Case 2 feels cosily tame.

Full Review… | October 22, 2012
Eye for Film

Another installment from Henenlotter that fails to competently tell a story.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Basket Case 2


Considering this is a sequel to awesome Basket Case directed by Frank Henenlotter, you'd expect something great, right? Well the results for this film are mixed. The film does have the weirdness you'd expect from the first film. The plot of the film is even more ridiculous than the first, as Belial seeks true love. Just by saying that, you may ask yourself are you serious? I really am. In the world of Henenlotter's Basket Case, anything weird and bizarre can happen, often with very humorous results. Its predecessor was great; the first was original, fun and also disgusting and disturbing. That's what made the first Basket Case film so enjoyable. In this sequel, Henenlotter decided to take a more humorous path, as the first one was a bit nasty and dark. What we have here with Basket Case 2 is a more slapstick vision of Basket Case. The sequel is sillier than the first, but it has something that makes it very good. In terms of low budget horror films, especially sequels, the Basket Case movies are one of a kind and prove that Frank Henenlotter is one of the most eccentric, original and creative minds in the genre. This follow-up may be less thought out, but it takes a risk, and it delivers a unique, twisted and grotesque picture that is sure to entertain the most demanding horror fan. I very much enjoyed the film and thought it was one of the better sequels ever filmed in the genre. This is definitely a sequel you can't easily dismiss, and I won't reveal the ending, but I'll say that in pure Henenlotter fashion, it's weird and above all it's a hoot. A terrific ending!

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Another great slice of Frank Henenlotter. Basket Case 2 is not as original or as, ahem, believable as the original but it isn't without its own charm. In fact the ending is a nod towards the 1932 classic Freaks, which is funny as I?ve always thought of Henenlotter as being a cross between Tod Browning and Roger Corman, stuck in the neon of the 80's. I guess that's why I love his films so much!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

This is even worse than the first "Basket Case". Slow, dull and not at all what you'd expect from a horror film. I don't understand the appeal of something like this to anyone. Some kind of rubber monster in a basket is just not scary.

Dr Blood  

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