Really Awful Movies: Ep 18 – Basket Case



On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Basket Case! 

Basket Case is a 1982 American horror-comedy-monster movie written and directed by Frank Henenlotter. It has two sequels, Basket Case 2 (1990) and Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1991), both of which were directed by Henenlotter.

The film is definitely one of our absolute favorites, low budget, off-beat and gory. The film gained an audience in the 1980s due to the proliferation of VHS and has become a bona fide cult classic.

Kevin Van Hentenryck stars as Duane, an average, everyday dude who seeks vengeance for the unwanted surgery that separated him from his deformed conjoined twin brother, who was unceremoniously tossed in the trash.

Belial is left for dead but the grey misshapen lump of flesh is very much alive. Soon, it’s stuffed into a basket carrying case by its protective brother, Duane.

The duo make their way to the mean streets of New York City (42nd street, aka The Deuce) and take up residence in a very sleazy hotel. They then seek vengeance against doctors who performed the surgery and separated the inseparable “twins.”

 


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