Basket Case
Basket Case (1982)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: December 8, 1998
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Critic Score
76%
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User Score
54%

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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A downright unwatchable horror comedy...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delicious offbeat tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

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

Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

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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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
sbs.is

pure 80s sleeeeeas

Heather Wixson
Dread Central

If you've never experienced Frank Henenlotter's insane masterpiece that lovingly celebrates the sometimes schlocky and sleazy side of cinema, then I can't think of a better introduction than this.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

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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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