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Year
1982
Runtime
91 min.
Director
Frank Henenlotter
Genres
Comedy, Horror
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
9,693
Checks
2,524
Favs
105
Dislikes
43
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Fitz of Fury's avatar

    Fitz of Fury

    The acting is the scariest part of this one. 12 years 3 months ago
  2. UglyBunny's avatar

    UglyBunny

    This movie is a guilty pleasure. 8 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    When your conjoined twin is a monstrous telepathic tumor that shouldn't have survived the separation, horror shenanigans ensue in early 80s New York (the look is definitely late 70s though). That's Basket Case, fore the most part a fun, camp gorefest featuring a memorable, if not always effective, monster. The creature's futile rape fantasies are certainly part of the squishiness, but the movie also doesn't mind looking silly (the stop motion sequence is particularly ridiculous). No great acting, indeed the cast tends to overact most things, but they're given things to say that makes them distinctive characters. The dialog is quirky and adds to the camp, so what might feel like an error in other films, here feels like it's all part of the style. I do think the movie gets a bit screamy in the second half, to the point where I would have expected the downstairs neighbors to call the police if they'd been home. I'm not big on screaming. Sensitive ears. But overall an entertaining creature feature. 3 years 8 months ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #252 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  2. This movie ranks #296 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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