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17 August 1990 (Japan) See more »
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Look who's back See more »
Plot:
Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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pretty pointless, but fun. See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Kevin Van Hentenryck ... Duane

Judy Grafe ... News Woman

Annie Ross ... Granny Ruth
Heather Rattray ... Susan
Chad Brown ... News Man
Beverly Bonner ... Casey
Leonard Jackson ... Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder ... Nurse Sherri

Brian Fitzpatrick ... Cop

Gale Van Cott ... Desk Clerk
Kuno Sponholz ... Sick Old Man

Kathryn Meisle ... Marcie
Dominic Marcus ... Security Guard
Doug Anderson ... Snoring Cop
Jason Evers ... Lou the Editor
Jan Saint ... Lyle Barker
Matt Mitler ... Arty
Michael Rubenstein ... Clancy

Ted Sorel ... Phil
George Andros Aries ... Worm Man
Deborah Bauman ... Mouse Face
Marianne Carlson ... Huge Arthur
David Emge ... Half Moon
Jim Farley ... Pearl
Ron Fazio ... Leon
Joseph Leavengood ... Leon
Tom Franco ... Frog Boy
Jeri La Shay ... Ellice (as Jeri LeShay)

Matt Malloy ... Toothy
Jeffrey Danneman ... Toothy
Jody Oliver ... Brainiac
Nick Roberts ... Platehead
Michael Rogen ... Man with 27 Noses
Sturgis Warner ... Frederick the Pinhead

Directed by
Frank Henenlotter 
 
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Frank Henenlotter 

Produced by
James Glickenhaus .... executive producer
Edgar Ievins .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Renzetti 
 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Baldwin 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Anne Bock .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Gino Crognale .... special makeup effects crew: first assistant
Dan Frye .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Bill Messina .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Nick Santeramo .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Paul Sciacca .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
 
Production Management
Declan Baldwin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Hope .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Wendy Jo Cohen .... props
Gary Levinson .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Paul Bang .... sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Sean O'Neil .... boom operator
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Robert Gann .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Dennis Hamelin .... optical layout
Al Magliochetti .... optical supervisor
Shelly Morrow .... optical assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Koch .... grip
Linda Phillips .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... local casting
 
Editorial Department
Michael Levine .... first assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Howard S. Berger .... assistant location manager
Howard S. Berger .... assistant to director
Jeff Kushner .... production assistant
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Larry Meistrich .... location assistant
 

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90 min
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Director Frank Henenlotter stated in an interview that his original idea for this sequel was to have the character Duane Bradley from the original Basket Case (1982) have a small part and have the film focus more on the freak aspect. He also wanted to the call the sequel "House of Freaks." Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment wanted to call the film "Basket Case 2" and insisted Duane Bradley's character have a much larger part. Despite this Henennlotter was given freedom to put the freaks in a very different situation instead of just basically redoing the first film. Because of this Hennenlotter has admitted that he likes this sequel because it is a different film than the original.See more »
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Miscellaneous: In the ending credits the title of "Faust" 's aria "Dai campi, dai prati" is misspelled as "Dai campi, dai 'prapi'".See more »
Quotes:
Granny Ruth:The wolves are once again at our door! Our rights are being invaded by sideshow mentality.See more »
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Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dai Campi, Dai PrapiSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
pretty pointless, but fun., 18 October 2004
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Duane and his deformed Siamese twin brother Belial survived the fall from their hotel window in the original, to wake up in a hospital. While trying to escape from the hospital, they're helped out by a doctor who's called Dr. Freak by her peers. She takes them back to her place but Belial is not alone as Belial finds companionship with the other freaks that live there too. To make matters worse is that their hideaway is put at risk a by reporter who is after a story about the twins.

After being surprised by how good the original was, I was a bit disappointed with this sequel as it felt like a dumb down comic adventure. It's not awful but the charm of the original is lost in this film, with a comedy element (trying too much to be funny) and a bigger budget replacing the raw and gritty feel which made the original a grind house treat. The special effects and acting are a tad better this time around, though I miss the originals funny over the top performances. The plot is really lame and there's hardly any gore to be found. Though there is a lot more freaks this time- but they seem to take back seat to Beliel, as he orchestrates most of the violence while they spectate. In doing so you hope they would get into the action- but they seem harmless and play more towards the comedy side of things. Towards the end there are some comical scenes that you think what the??? Or why am I seeing this??? Its alright I guess, but you could say it's a pretty pointless sequel.

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