Basket Case
Basket Case (1982)

The poor social skills of a young yokel turn out to have a horrifying explanation in this low-budget splatterfest, which marks the debut of Frankenhooker director Frank Henenlotter. The film begins with a bloody prologue and the arrival of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: December 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A downright unwatchable horror comedy...

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Its singularity makes it far more valuable than any number of movies made at an ostensibly higher level of quality.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

pure 80s sleeeeeas

Sean Axmaker

The DIY effects may look naively amateur today but there's a loving B-movie attitude and a genuine sense of character to the "monster," the misshapen, fleshy, snaggle-toothed Belial.

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Fernando F. Croce

Uproariously disgusting

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

like Eraserhead updated for the slasher generation, Basket Case is a deranged psychodrama, full of gleefully gory set-pieces, quirky humour, and some impossibly moving pathos.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delicious offbeat tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Clint Morris

A classic slice of horror! "bloody" good fun!

Rob Gonsalves

If you're in the right mood, this monster mash is vile fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Gruesome cinematic achievement by director Frank Henenlotter. Basket Case is a bizarre horror film that shocks with grisly images of horrific stop motion. A… More
Aj V
Wow, this movie is disgusting, disturbing, creepy, cheesy, and I liked it. The special effects are cool, even if you can tell they used things like stop… More
Tim Salmons
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.… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Mark Hobin
Ultra low budget gore fest concerning socially awkward Duane Bradley who checks into a New York Hotel carrying a large mysterious basket. He has to take care of… More
Greg S
Duane checks into a fleabag Times Square hotel carrying a basket under his arm; inside is something about 1/4 the size of a normal person that eats about 4… More