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Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

30 October 2012 5:07 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by: Frank Henenlotter

Written by: Frank Henenlotter and Robert Martin

Featuring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers, Jim O’Doherty

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

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