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Basket Case (1981) Movie Information

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Horror, Comedy






Frank Henenlotter


Kevin Van Hentenryck
Terri Susan Smith
Beverly Bonner
Robert Vogel
Diana Browne
Lloyd Pace





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Duane Bradley seems to be a charming redneck but the basket he carries hides a deadly secret: his deformed Siamese twin, who wants nothing more than vengeance against the doctors who cruelly separated them years before. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 01/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Reminds me a bit of Re-Animator in terms of the comedy/horror element. However, it's not quite in the same league. If you're a fan of B-movie budget horror, though, you should check this one out.

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Snoogans 12/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I found it to be stupid, but bizarrely entertaining at times.

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dukeakasmudge 11/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Basket Case was 1 of my favorite horror movies when I was little.After watching it recently, I cant believe I use to like it so much.Its an OK movie but the acting & special effects are so bad in some parts, You can't help but laugh.It seemed more like a horror comedy then a horror flick but maybe that was what the director was going for.Makes me wonder.......

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MikeT 04/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is a great cheesy horror flick, don't let the negative reviews fool you! The budget is low, the special effects are pretty bad, but the movie is downright wonderful. If you like B-rated horror then Basket Case is most definitely for you. I mean, come on, how can you beat this: This guy carries his separated, deformed siamese twin in a basket. They go around killing the people that separated them. Disturbing, and yet downright hilarious at points. Give Basket Case a shot, it is a great watch if you aren't in a very serious mood.

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08/23/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A tisket-a tasket, there's something in the basket

This movie is a sick, twisted riot filled with bad acting, a laughable plot and murders that inspire chuckles far more than terror. I will admit that in fourth grade when I heard about this movie though it sounded terrifying. Just goes to show how different reality and imagination can be. The special effects are so terrible that they actually become more of an attraction to the film rather than a hindrance. The movie is as sleazy as they come the main guy is naive and so optimistic you can't help but root for the oddball. The odd assortment of characters he runs into including the dippy receptionist he meets and falls in love with all add flavor. This is definitely one of those movies you have to have a warped sense of humor to truly appreciate.

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