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Fri, Apr 28 at Midnight


  • Dir. Frank Henenlotter
  • USA
  • 1990
  • 90 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Midnight Movies

Fri, Apr 28 at Midnight: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan | BUY TICKETS

Frank Henenlotter is a national treasure. If you weren’t convinced of that fact after watching BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER or BRAIN DAMAGE, the joyful perversion of BASKET CASE 2 will make you a believer. Immediately after the events of BASKET CASE, Duane and his heinously malformed brother Belial are “rescued” by a sweet old lady named Ruth. But the secrets in Ruth’s attic might be more than the brothers can handle. BASKET CASE 2 defies expectations to stand tall as a beautiful melding of John Waters’ POLYESTER, H.G. Lewis’ THE GRUESOME TWOSOME and Tod Browning’s FREAKS. In other words, director Henenlotter delivers everything you could possibly want out of a sequel to a movie about a deformed monster who lives in a wicker basket and eats people’s faces for breakfast.

“The film has its own unmistakable charms…. it is at least not the work of a man who is in the tiniest bit lazy.” —Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending 

“Why did the sequel take nine years to make? Because it’s perfect.” —Joe Bob Briggs

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