Basket Case

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1982
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 min | Sweden:86 min
  • Production Co: Basket Case Productions
  • Distribution Co: Analysis Film Releasing Corporation (1982) (USA) (theatrical) | Creswin Distribution (1984) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Frank Henenlotter
  • Written by Frank Henenlotter
  • Starring Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel
  • Produced by Arnold H. Bruck, Edgar Levins
  • Original Music by Gus Russo
  • Cinematography by Bruce Torbet
  • Film Editing by Frank Henenlotter


  • The tenant in room 7 is very small, very twisted and very mad.


Basket Case is a 1982 American horror comedy film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter. It has two sequels, Basket Case 2 (1990) and Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1991) by the same director. It is notable for its low budget, bizarre humor, and strong violence. The film gained an audience in the 1980s due to the advent of home video and has become a cult film. Kevin Van Hentenryck stars as a normal-looking person who seeks vengeance for the unwanted surgery that separated him from his deformed Siamese twin brother.

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