Basket Case 1 (1982)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 36

No one cared thus far. Do you?

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.

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Selina Kyle
Selina Kyle
November 30, 2022 2:22 pm

More laugh than scare, worth seeing good oldie

March 20, 2021 6:08 am

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…

February 27, 2021 11:00 pm

I loooove Basket case! Basket case 2 is not so good but way fun too!

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
February 26, 2021 4:54 pm

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!

Zed Man
Zed Man
February 24, 2021 9:28 am

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.

February 24, 2021 6:55 am

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.

fred fat
fred fat
February 23, 2021 8:52 pm

this is a master at work
takes me right back to the video age

February 23, 2021 4:06 pm

Hmmm 😉 not bad, for an oldie movie
Anything with body modification involved is usually good
Thank you EUM