‘Basket Case is the sickest movie I’ve ever seen!’ – Rex Reed
The Tenant In Room 7 Is
Very Small, Very Twisted And Very Mad.
Carrying a mysterious wicker basket around with him, Duane Bradley arrives in
Manhattan and checks into a sleazy Times Square hotel. What’s in the basket, you
ask? Why, Duane’s hideously misshapen Siamese twin brother, Belial, of course!
Originally born attached to Duane’s side., the little monster was surgically
removed by some quack doctors and rudely left for dead in a plastic garbage bag.
But Belial survived, and Duane has hit the Big Apple with his beastly bro to
wreak havoc on the surgeons who separated them. Things get complicated, however,
when Duane gets romantically sidetracked by the sexy, wig-wearing receptionist
of one of the doomed doctors, and his jealous telepathic sibling reacts well,
With memorably gruesome scenes (the multiple scalpels stuck in a screaming face
is a particular favorite) and some disturbing stop-motion animation, Frank
Henenlotter’s Basket Case – finally available in a Special Edition DVD! –
is one of the most beloved, cheerfully demented cult clas-sicks of all
time, and a midnight movie hit that inspired two sequels.
Audio Commentary by Director Frank Henenlotter, Producer Edgar Ievins, and
Actress Beverly Bonner
Two Theatrical Trailers, Plus TV Spot
One-of-a-Kind Outtakes and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from the Director’s
Special Video Short: In Search of the Hotel Broslin
Gallery of Basket Case Exploitation Art and Never-Before-Seen
Two Rare Basket Case Radio-Spots
Two Radio Interviews with Actress Terri Susan Smith
Clips from Beverly Bonner’s Comedy Cable TV Show, ‘Beverly Bonner’s
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono