Basket Case (1982) Poster



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Followed by 

Basket Case 2 (1990)
Basket Case 3 (1991)

Edited into 

Basket Case 2 (1990)
Footage of this movie is used.
Basket Case 3 (1991)
Footage of this movie is used.


Freaks (1932)
Certain elements of the central story are referenced.
King Kong (1933)
Empire State Building scene is alluded to.
In Old Chicago (1938)
An "Old Chicago" pinball machine is shown.
Rear Window (1954)
A man is insistently spied on by his neighbors.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The box and its deadly content.
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Title of this film is used on a theater marquee: "Live Acts On Stage. Guys & Dolls. Bizarre Action".
Peeping Tom (1960)
Prowling and stalking sequences.
Psycho (1960)
The Bates Motel sign and the shower scene are vaguely referenced.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Jan and her tragedy are indirectly alluded to.
Blood Feast (1963)
According to the end credits, "Basket Case" is dedicated to Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
According to the end credits, "Basket Case" is dedicated to Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Color Me Blood Red (1965)
According to the end credits, "Basket Case" is dedicated to Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Aroused (1966)
Shots around a window.
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
It is referenced.
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Scenes in which Jon Rubin rents a cheap apartment and stays there.
Trash (1970)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
It is referenced.
Chou (1972)
Poster is shown ("Queen Boxer").
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee ("Lend An Army").
Da di shuang ying (1972)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee. Also, poster is shown ("Kung Fu The Brothers").
King of Kung Fu (1973)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee ("He Walks Like A Tiger").
Jiang hu yi kuang long (1973)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee. Also, poster is shown ("Tiger From Hong Kong").
The Savage Five (1974)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee ("The Savage Five").
The Tongfather (1974)
Poster is shown ("The Tongfather").
Female Trouble (1974)
It is referenced.
Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death (1975)
Poster is shown ("Goodbye, Bruce Lee").
Taxi Driver (1976)
A traumatized and deeply solitary individual lives in a grubby area of New York City.
The Tenant (1976)
A man rents an apartment, kicking off a nightmarish series of events.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
Similar production values, sordid settings and bizarre stories and characters.
Desperate Living (1977)
It is referenced.
The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)
Poster is shown ("The Great Smokey Roadblock").
Return of the Tiger (1978)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee ("Return Of The Tiger").
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A photograph of AT-AT walker is shown.
Altered States (1980)
According to special makeup effects artist Kevin Haney, "Basket Case" was influenced by "Altered States".
The Prowler (1981)
Advertisement seen.
On Golden Pond (1981)
Advertisement seen.
Never So Deep (1981)
Advertisement seen.
Creepshow (1982)
The segment "The Crate" (from "Creepshow") and "Basket Case" tell stories related to a dangerous creature kept in a box.

Referenced in 

Re-Animator (1985)
Scene in which Sharon sleeps peacefully in her apartment.
Troll (1986)
The setting, some characters and certain acts of the creature are alluded to.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Brain Damage (1988)
Duane (from Basket Case) appears on the train with his basket.
Frankenhooker (1990)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Stephen Woolley mentions it.
Walking and Talking (1996)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Wishmaster (1997)
Jaw ripping death sequence
Mau Mau Sex Sex (2001)
Video case is shown.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
T-shirt is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Sega CD (2007) (TV Episode)
"You ever see Basket Case?"
Kendra: Baskett Cases (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Slime City Massacre (2010)
When Cory and Mason discover a basket in the soup kitchen, Cory opens it to reveal an amorphous mess beside a bottle of Viper Tenafly, which was the elixir melted the homeless in Street Trash
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Brain Damage (2010) (TV Episode)
The director of that film has a cameo
The Cinema Snob: Las Tortugas Pinjas (2011) (TV Episode)
Brought up while the Snob mentions "Doing the Krang."
The Hunt for the House on Cuckoo Lane (2011)
VHS artwork shown
This Changed Earth (2011) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Batman Returns (2012) (TV Episode)
"...that they have to reenact the movie Basket Case."
What's in the Basket? (2012)
Documentary about the Basket Case trilogy.
80's Monster Claymation (2013) (Short)
A scene from this movie is remade in clay.
Los Cinéfilos: Realmente amor (2013) (TV Episode)
Manuel mentions it.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish I Spit on Your Grave (2013) (TV Episode)
"Here she is making baskets for some guy and his brother in New York."
The House on Cuckoo Lane (2014)
Video case is shown.
A Basket Case Study (2015) (Short)
Film is referenced
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Frankenhooker (2016) (TV Episode)
from the director of Frankenhooker
Belial's Dream (2017) (Short)
Belial is the twin from Basket Case (1982).
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Blood Feast (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob discusses Hershall Gordon Lewis's influence on Frank Henenlotter.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Re-Animator (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob calls Re-Animator "the best zombie mutant medical experiment flick since Basket Case."
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film.


Karate Kiba (1976)
Duane watches this film in a theater ("The Bodyguard").

Featured in 

Extra Weird (2003) (Video)
This film's U.S. theatrical trailer is featured.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Basket Case (2009) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
Rewind This! (2013)
Frank Henenlotter talks about it. Also, video case, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Awkward.: No Woman Is an Island (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched at the sleepover
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) (TV Movie)
One of the featured films.
Bloodworks: The Deformities of Gabe Bartalos (2014) (TV Episode)
Gabe talks about being a fan of Basket Case before working on the sequels, during which a scene from the original movie plays onscreen.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Lesser-Known Movie Monsters (2015) (TV Episode)
Belial is #2.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Willie Robertson (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips are featured in "News Flash."
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scariest Movie Monsters (2017) (TV Episode)
Belial gets an honorable mention.
One for the Road (2017) (Short)
Features Beverly Bonner
Video Buck: Dónde te escondes, hermano (Basket Case) (2018) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Basket Case (2018) (TV Episode)
Featured film.
re:View: The Warriors (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown

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