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Basket Case Reviews

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December 3, 2016
The film was ok 76% holy shit that a good rating 10/10 weird monster but good film
½ November 3, 2016
An atrociously bad Cult Horror film about a young man who moves to NYC with a basket that obtains his deformed Siamese Brother.

Filled with God Awful acting & bad special effects I think it's only positive in the unintentional humor throughout.

Amazingly spawned two sequels & does take its place in horror history, an unusual & unsettling horror flick.
½ October 15, 2016
A low budget oddball of a film, it's no masterpiece but its just kooky enough to be entertaining. The characters are silly, the gore is great, and the basket monster is cheesy. The story is pretty goofy. It' all comes together as a fun bad movie.
½ October 13, 2016
A pure 80s slice of horror...!
September 16, 2016
This trash cinema classic was an early staple of VHS splatterfests, and even though it's definitely a dated film, the entertainment value still holds up. Basket Case is not just a horror film, it's sort of an amalgam of different things. It has some nice gory moments, some strange horrific scenes, an odd brother-to-brother relationship and also some great smile-inducing stop motion animation. It was shot for next to nothing and it really shows. Despite its lacking of financial resources, the film is fun and entertaining if you're in the mood for something strange or just different. It's hard to curry sympathy for a guy who basically is a willing accessory to murder, but somehow Frank Henenlotter pulled it off. It has two sequels, and as of this writing, I haven't seen any of them but since they were all directed by the same man, I wouldn't mind checking them out sometime. Definitely see it if you're a fan of Frankenhooker, or if you just want something less tasteful.
September 8, 2016
Truly the sketchiest movie I've ever seen
½ August 20, 2016
Basket Case siempre será una de esas películas de serie Z que se convirtió en obra de culto por meritos propios. Cierto es que para los estándares del cine canónico es....una mierda en casi todos los sentidos. Pero realmente cuando la ves con otros ojos, la película desprende una magia especial que solo alguien como Henenlotter podía producir.

Si alguien se considera amante del género, tiene que ver esta película al menos una vez en su vida porque sin duda es una experiencia especial.
June 19, 2016
Bad movies are funny for different reasons, and Basket Case is a low-budget horror oddity that derives humor from interesting and unexpected places. The film tells the story of a young man taking his separated conjoined twin to New York City in a wicker basket with the purpose of tracking down and killing the doctors that performed the non-consensual surgery. The taller brother looks like he should answer a casting call for The Greatest American Hero, and the shorter, less attractive brother is in need of a good orthodontist and completing the gestational process. The consistent presence of wisecracking NYC residents keeps the mood light, and director Frank Henenlotter's inclusion of a man running naked through the streets of New York and a woman getting sexually assaulted and murdered by an amorphous blob proves Basket Case has a little something for everyone. Endlessly whacky and never boring, Basket Case certainly earned its reputation as a minor classic.
½ May 22, 2016
When a pair of siamese twins don't really want to be separated, you have the basis for an epic horror plot. Basket Case is a trilogy that tells the tale of Duane Bradly and his meant to be discarded brother Belial. Once separated, Belial immediately attacks and tears the face off of the Doctor performing the separation. From their Duane hides his deformed mutant brother in a large wicker basket and they disappear into the city. Expect a lot of laughs as most of the death scenes are constantly voted to be the Best/Worst/Funniest and the plot is marvelous in its simplicity.
October 13, 2015
Really odd and very silly. But also very gory and quite entertaining. Basket Case is certainly a unique film.
May 21, 2015
Frank Henenlotter knows how to make a bad horror movie - this is absolute class! '80s vintage.
May 10, 2015
So schlocky and ridiculous, but quite a bit of midnight movie fun. Good drinking movie.
½ April 23, 2015
Worse movie ever..couldn't even finish it..
April 9, 2015
Yeah it was pretty bad
February 19, 2015
Enjoyed this movie watching the first 30 mind I was not sure but as it got going was great
½ February 17, 2015
A fun revenge horror with a decent imagining of an evil twin, although they're both pretty evil in the main. Its low budget appearance adds to its cult value.
February 9, 2015
A little slow at times but ridiculously stupid which works to its credit and makes it a good shock.
Super Reviewer
February 1, 2015
Gotta respect the classics, they're loads of fun, even if they do have arguably the worst acting in cinematic history.
½ December 6, 2014
É difícil não admirar a vontade quase punk que "Basket Case" demonstra ao atirar-se a um género exigente (o terror feito de criaturas deformadas), com uns poucos milhares de dólares na mão e uma equipa técnica muito mais eficiente a fazer salpicar sangue do que nas animações stop-motion. A verdade é que "Basket Case" tem para contar uma fábula bizarra, que, mesmo à sombra de todas as limitações, sai dignificada por ter um princípio, um meio e um fim (quantos b-movies podem gabar-se do mesmo?). Assim até se perdoa todos os momentos em que o monstrinho de culto de Frank Henenlotter perde a graça e entra em modo puramente desleixado.
October 2, 2014
Basket Case is a perfect example of a low budget treat... As a whole the film was actually quite intriguing, it's very different from the normal type slashers from the 80's and with such a peculiar plot, makes a pretty gripping film. The special effects were all pretty good, even the eccentricities of the clay animation and as a whole Kevin Van Henenryck is a pretty average actor, but he fit the part.
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