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Basket Case 2 (1990)

Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.

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Heather Rattray ...
Susan
Chad Brown ...
News Man
Beverly Bonner ...
Leonard Jackson ...
Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder ...
Nurse Sherri
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Cop
Gale Van Cott ...
Desk Clerk
Kuno Sponholz ...
Sick Old Man
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Marcie
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Doug Anderson ...
Snoring Cop
Jason Evers ...
Lou the Editor
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Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE 2 picks up right where the original BASKET CASE leaves off. After surviving the fall from their hotel room window, Duane Bradley and his misshapen, basket-dwelling brother Belial are taken to the city hospital. By now, their attempt at leading a secret life is blown, and the pair have become media darlings across the country. Meanwhile, Duane's long-lost Aunt learns of their situation and, along with her pregnant daughter Susan, helps them escape from the confines of the hospital and the eye of the press. Duane and Belial's aunt, known as Granny Ruth, takes them under her wing at her mansion, which serves as a safe haven for hideously deformed freaks of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of this dynamic duo don't remain secret for too long, and Duane and Belial team up with Susan, Granny Ruth, and her houseful of mutants to devise a plan to do away with the exploitative reporters once and for all. Written by Matt Huls (cowman777@hotmail.com)

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5 October 1990 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Jason Evers's last film. See more »

Goofs

In the ending credits the title of "Faust" 's aria "Dai campi, dai prati" is misspelled as "Dai campi, dai 'prapi'". See more »

Quotes

Duane: He figured you could ask him a few questions, get to know him a little bit. Then he could rip your face off. No big deal.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Basket Case (2009) See more »

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Dai Campi, Dai Prapi
from Mefistofele
by A. Boito
Performed by Charles Rudolph
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A doctor killin', face rippin', freak exploitin' good time!
4 October 2002 | by (The Mitten State, USA) – See all my reviews

Henenlotter's long-awaited (no, really!) follow-up to the 1982 classic BASKET CASE received mixed reactions among horror/gore fanatics everywhere. Many people hated this movie, because they felt the big budget and intentional laughs ruined the campy spirit of the original. Others loved BASKET CASE 2, because they just couldn't get enough of that cute little monstrosity Belial Bradley. I happen to be of the latter category.

BC2 picks up right where the original left off: hanging from the sign of the Hotel Broslin. The twins survive the fall and are hospitalized, and their existence becomes the most hyped-up story in the media. Seeking refuge from the cruel outside world, our heroes end up becoming the newest addition to Granny Ruth's house of "unique individuals", a place where they are kept safely sheltered and their whereabouts remain a secret to the public. Oh yeah, the house is also chock full of dozens of friendly freaks, including a female version of Belial named Eve.

This entry certainly has a much different feel than the original BASKET CASE, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The story is clever and stays true to the Bradley history as explained in the first movie. The special effects and make-up are simply fantastic--Belial looks more sinister than ever! Also, added to the parade of freakish monsters and gory murders is a delicately interwoven, good-natured sense of humor that somehow fits well with the rest of the film. Kudos to Frank Henenlotter, and kudos to the rest of the cast and crew, who all did an outstanding job.


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