Basket Case 1 (1982)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 23

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AKA:
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck (Dwayne), Terri Susan Smith (Sharon)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:31:11
Genres: Body Modification, Gruesome, Animation (Stop-motion scenes)

Plot – Spoilers:
A young man Dwayne on his first trip to NY checks into a seedy hotel. He carries with him a picnic basket and is very protective about it, even taking it along when he goes to a bar. Everyone who meet Dwayne wonder what’s inside his basket. But only a select group of doctors who are being murdered get to see what’s inside. During their final moments.

Basket Case is campy ’80s trash for those in love with campy ’80s trash.

10 thoughts on “Basket Case 1 (1982)

  • February 23, 2021 at 4:06 pm
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    Hmmm 😉 not bad, for an oldie movie
    Anything with body modification involved is usually good
    Thank you EUM

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    • February 23, 2021 at 5:57 pm
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      You aren’t into older movies? Some of the most ‘effedup’ films come out of the 70s

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    • February 26, 2021 at 9:13 am
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      Wow, an intellectual lol!

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      • February 26, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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        Oh look! It’s Heidi… the “I don’t understand” girl, once again trying to show us just how mentally inferior… *ahem*… I mean superior she is. lolz.

        I’ll bet you’re fuggly as fuck and pushing a maximum density of, say 275 lbs.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 8:52 pm
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    this is a master at work
    takes me right back to the video age

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  • February 24, 2021 at 6:55 am
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    Henenlotter has a lot of other excellent movies too 🙂 I love Frankenhooker and Brain Damage. thanks for the continuous uploads as always, really enjoyed watching this again.

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  • February 24, 2021 at 9:28 am
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    The acting is sub par at best, but thats what gives it a certain charm imo. Nice effects for an 80s film, a simple story but it works well. I really love these old classics, bc I grew up with them. A nice revisit. thanx EUM for this, you are legends. P.S, There is a part two, hint, hint which is just as good.

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  • February 26, 2021 at 4:54 pm
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    I can not believe I have never seen this campy gem before! I really enjoyed this laugh-fest like it was meant to be – with a fat, stinky bud and a cocktail – or three. This just replaced Manos, The Hands of Fate as my new favorite campy-camp camp movie. Thing is Manos was NOT meant to be funny, whereas Basket Case was destined to be a lol-a-minute type of film. But then again, Torgo and his theme song will always be one of the funniest non-funny creations in all moviedom.

    Thank you, EUM for posting this one. You guys sooo rock this website!

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  • February 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
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    I loooove Basket case! Basket case 2 is not so good but way fun too!

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  • March 20, 2021 at 6:08 am
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    yeah pretty good… for a cheesy 80’s movie, this is one of the better ones. totally enjoyed it. THANKS AGAIN EFFEDUP, you helped me thru another night in quarantine, you and the Korbel…

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