Basket Case (1982)


The movie Basket Case (1982) is a cult horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter. The story follows Duane Bradley, a young man who arrives in New York City carrying a large wicker basket. Inside the basket is his deformed conjoined twin brother, Belial. Duane seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

As the movie Basket Case (1982) unfolds, it becomes clear that Duane and Belial share a telepathic connection. Belial, who is filled with rage and jealousy, urges Duane to seek revenge on those who wronged them. Together, they embark on a killing spree, targeting the doctors and nurses involved in their separation.

As Duane’s relationship with a young woman named Sharon develops, he struggles to balance his love for her with his loyalty to Belial. Meanwhile, Belial becomes increasingly violent and uncontrollable, leading to a climactic confrontation between the brothers and their enemies.

The movie Basket Case (1982) explores themes of identity, brotherhood, and the consequences of medical experimentation. It combines elements of horror, comedy, and exploitation.


  • Kevin Van Hentenryck as Duane Bradley
  • Terri Susan Smith as Sharon
  • Beverly Bonner as Casey
  • Robert Vogel as Hotel Manager
  • Diana Browne as Dr. Judith Kutter
  • Lloyd Pace as Dr. Harold Needleman
  • Bill Freeman as Dr. Julius Lifflander


  • The movie Basket Case (1982) was shot on a budget of around $35,000.
  • Director Frank Henenlotter also wrote the screenplay for the film.
  • Basket Case received mixed reviews upon its release but has since become a cult classic.
  • The film spawned two sequels, Basket Case 2 (1990) and Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1991), both directed by Frank Henenlotter.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023