Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.
Kevin Van Hentenryck,
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Charming country bumpkin Duane Bradley takes a motel room in New York with a basket and a backpack. In a flash back-series we learn the basket contains his surgically removed Siamese twin who is not only physically deformed so badly the doctors hesitated to consider him a human, but is also the vindictive drive of their trip, with the purpose to kill off all those he blames. But in the reception of one of those doctors, Duane gets his first ever date, with the receptionist, and wants to start a positive life too - when the freak twin escapes, the scene is set for a grim finale.Written by
In 2015, thirty years after this film's release, Casey's actress Beverly Bonner starred in a stage production called 'Casey - 30 Years Later', with a screening of Basket Case before the show. See more »
When the guy steals Duane's basket at the movies he kicks the lock off, including the latch, but in the next shot, when Duane runs into the bathroom, part of the latch is still connected to the basket. See more »
[In the Bar]
There's something I've been dying to ask you. What's in the basket?
[Duane and Casey both laugh]
What is he, a midget?
No, we're twins. Siamese twins
That's funny, you don't look...
Casey, Duane Bradley:
[Duane and Casey both laugh]
So what happened? Somebody shrink him?
No, he's deformed. A freak, he looks like a squashed octopus!
Our mother died giving birth to us. He was attached to my right side. They wouldn't let us go to school or anything. They kept us hidden. We ...
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Since the crew only consisted of three or four people, many of the names in the credits are fictitious. See more »
The initial US release, while still unrated, was cut by the distributor to eliminate virtually all of the blood and gore. The violence was later re-inserted when the film started playing the midnight circuit. See more »
Absolutely hilarious--a must-see for bad-movie lovers!
A young man carrying a big basket, containing his deformed Siamese brother is seeking revenge on the doctors who separated them.Frank Henenlotter's "Basket case" is the most pitiful attempt at making a marketable film I've ever seen. Henenlotter's direction creates as much tension and atmosphere as local cable access meetings you find on local channels, the acting sucks (Interestingly, the extras are better here than any of the actual leads), the story is crapola, and how about those special effects? The stop-motion Belial (That's the "Basket case")throwing stuff at people (Complete with visible wires!) will inspire such gut-busting hilarity I can promise you that you won't laugh so hard ever again in your entire life.
Go rent "Basket case" and indulge yourself in it's unmatched, unthinkable badness and jaw-dropping stupidity. It makes you re-think your life and changes your perception of what a "Bad movie" really is. Why wasn't this ever featured on MST3K?
10/10. Thank you, Mr. Henenlotter, for changing my life and lowering my IQ with all the horrors that are "Basket case". rent, no, BUY this steaming load of feces NOW!!!
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