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Basket Case 2 (1990)

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Apparently not dead as the ending of the first Basket Case movie led viewers to believe, the Bradley brothers, 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 head to a local freak house where they hope to live happily ever after. Unfortunately they're tracked by a tabloid reporter who's after the scoop of the decade. This is unabashedly violent and wackoed fanfare made only for aficionados of depraved and disgusting drivel. Apparently there are enough of these viewers to warrant this follow-up film!

Cast

Annie Ross
as Granny Ruth
Leonard Jackson
as Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder
as Nurse Sherri
Dominic Marcus
as Security Guard
Doug Anderson
as Snoring Cop
Jan Saint
as Lyle Barker
David Emge
as Half Moon
Jody Oliver
as Brainiac
Sturgis Warner
as Frederick the Pinhead
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Critic Reviews for Basket Case 2

All Critics (6)

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.

October 22, 2012 | Full Review…

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

October 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Fans of Henenlotter's original will find things to admire.

January 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Fans know exactly what they're in for. But make sure you see the Part 1 first ... it's a whole lot better.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Henenlotter's obvious love for his flagship characters that ensures he delivers another great slice of schlocko fun.

June 27, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Basket Case 2

½

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
Alex roy

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After really enjoying Frankenhooker I thought I'd give the Basketcase trilogy another shot, and have to say my main complaints about the first one carry right over to this one. It's too silly to really be scary, but not funny enough to truly carry itself based soley on it's humour. Not to say there isn't funny portions here and there. The Opera singing freak was funny. So was the scene where the freaks arbitrarily where masks to "hide" their deformities and the stupid cop actually falls for it. And the sex scene between Blial and his lady friend were funny too I suppose. But a couple laughs isn't enough to raise this beyond the level of mediocrity I still associate this series with. It's not that I don't like these movies, I just don't think their great. Good for a couple laughs I suppose, but not funny enough to demand repeat viewings. Ah well, now I guess I HAVE to watch Basketcase 3 at some point. Won't be in a rush, but will get around to it eventually.

Ed Fucking Harris
Ed Fucking Harris

Super Reviewer

½

In which the brothers find themselves in a sanctuary for freaks. Belial falls in love, while Duane goes insane.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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