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Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case from 1982 was a seedy little fever dream of a film with operatic violence and a pitch black sense of humor. It told the twisted grindhouse tale of the Bradley brothers, Siamese twins crudely separated against their will by a team of doctors (and one veterinarian). Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck), the more physically "normal" of the two, was saved while his deformed other half, Belial, was put in a trash bag and left for dead on the street. Duane, who shared a telepathic link with his lumpy twin, saved the still-breathing Belial. A few years later the two began to hunt down (and savagely mutilate) the surgical team responsible for their separation. The appropriately downbeat ending gave it a fable-like resonance and »
- Bradley Harding
Basket Case 3: The Progeny, 1991.
Directed by Frank Henenlotter.
Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.
The final part of the Basket Case trilogy sees Duane coming to terms with his breakdown and actions against Belial and Susan at the end of the previous movie. But there is a further twist to the tale as Belial’s lover Eve is pregnant and is ready to give birth – causing Duane to delve further into his own madness.
2 items from 2012
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