Basket Case

1982

Basket Case

Critics Consensus

While Basket Case definitely delivers all the gonzo gore promised by its cracked premise, it's really set apart by its rich vein of genuine pathos.

75%

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Total Count: 24

53%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 11,546
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Movie Info

A strange young man arrives in the city with a basket under his arm, which turns out to hold his horribly deformed twin brother. The pair proceed to enact a bloody revenge upon the doctors who separated them at birth in this alternately humorous and terrifying cult item.

Cast

Kevin Van Hentenryck
as Duane Bradley
Sean McCabe
as Young Duane
Ilze Balodis
as Social Worker
Tom Robinson
as Thief in Theater
Robert Vogel
as Hotel manager
Chris Babson
as Casey's Date
Lloyd Pace
as Dr. Harold Needleman
Diana Browne
as Dr. Judith Kutter
Bill Freeman
as Dr. Julius Lifflander
Constantine Scopas
as Hotel Tenant
Joe Clarke
as Brian `Mickey' O'Donovan
Charles Stanley
as Hotel Tenant
Sydney Best
as Hotel Tenant
Richard Pierce
as Mr. Bradley
Johnny Ray Williams
as Hotel Tenant
Yousef Abuhamdeh
as Hotel Tenant
Kerry Ruff
as Detective
Lubi Kirsch
as Hotel Tenant
Catherine Russell
as Hotel Tenant
Mitchell Huval
as Hotel Tenant
Pat Ivers
as Street Girl
Emily Armstrong
as Street Girl
Noel Hall
as Drake
Bruce Frankel
as Second Detective
Russell Fritz
as Casey's John
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Critic Reviews for Basket Case

All Critics (24) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (6)

Audience Reviews for Basket Case

  • Feb 01, 2015
    Gotta respect the classics, they're loads of fun, even if they do have arguably the worst acting in cinematic history.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2013
    A completly mental concept executed with the lowest budget possible, pulling laughs everytime the creatures shows up, for it is so lamely made and executed, you almost feel sorry for this tragic violent beast. Not just that, the acting is one of the worse ever seen but it complements the cheesiness of it all so well, it actually works. It's only shocking because of the atrocious sound design that got on my nerves more than once, but again, it just works since the rest of it so lame. A definite watch for fans of the genre and to discover Henenlotter's mental style, to serve as an appetite for his upcomingly mental Brain Damage.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2011
    Basket Case was 1 of my favorite horror movies when I was little.After watching it recently, I cant believe I use to like it so much.Its an OK movie but the acting & special effects are so bad in some parts, You can't help but laugh.It seemed more like a horror comedy then a horror flick but maybe that was what the director was going for.Makes me wonder.......
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2011
    I usually like movie like this, you know crappy horror with hilarious special effect, plot and acting... but surprisingly this one doesnt do it for me.
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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