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Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE 2 picks up right where the original BASKET CASE leaves off. After surviving the fall from their hotel room window, Duane Bradley and his misshapen, basket-dwelling brother Belial are taken to the city hospital. By now, their attempt at leading a secret life is blown, and the pair have become media darlings across the country. Meanwhile, Duane's long-lost Aunt learns of their situation and, along with her pregnant daughter Susan, helps them escape from the confines of the hospital and the eye of the press. Duane and Belial's aunt, known as Granny Ruth, takes them under her wing at her mansion, which serves as a safe haven for hideously deformed freaks of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of this dynamic duo don't remain secret for too long, and Duane and Belial team up with Susan, Granny Ruth, and her houseful of mutants to devise a plan to do away with the exploitative reporters once and for all.
Look who's back
Also Known As:
House of Freaks
Title: Basket Case 2
Release Date: March 02, 1990
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: R
Kevin Van Hentenryck ...Duane
Judy Grafe ...News Woman
Annie Ross ...Granny Ruth
Heather Rattray ...Susan
Chad Brown ...News Man
Beverly Bonner ...Casey
Leonard Jackson ...Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder ...Nurse Sherri
Brian Fitzpatrick ...Cop
Gale Van Cott ...Desk Clerk
Kuno Sponholz ...Sick Old Man
Kathryn Meisle ...Marcie
Dominic Marcus ...Security Guard
Doug Anderson ...Snoring Cop
Jason Evers ...Lou the Editor
Jan Saint ...Lyle Barker
Matt Mitler ...Arty
Michael Rubenstein ...Clancy
Ted Sorel ...Phil
George Andros Aries ...Worm Man
Deborah Bauman ...Mouse Face
Marianne Carlson ...Huge Arthur
David Emge ...Half Moon
Jim Farley ...Pearl
Ron Fazio ...Leon
Joseph Leavengood ...Leon
Tom Franco ...Frog Boy
Jeri LeShay ...Ellice
Matt Malloy ...Toothy
Jeffrey Danneman ...Toothy
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More Movie Taglines:
- Look who's back
- We were cut apart AND NOW... we're together again!
- This time he's not alone.
- We're gonna need a bigger basket!
- [Granny counsels Belial after he and his Siamese Twin have been surgically separated] Granny Ruth: I think it's time we really confronted your feelings about your *separation* from Duane. To you it was more than losing a brother. You also lost a piece of yourself.
Granny Ruth: I understand your pain, Belial, but ripping the faces off people may not be in your best interest.
Susan: We're all of the same flesh, Duane.
Granny Ruth: The wolves are once again at our door! Our rights are being invaded by sideshow mentality.
[Phil taunts Belial] Phil: You're wrapped in your brother's shadow!
- Was filmed in parts of Plainfield and Newark, New Jersey. The mansion used in the movie was linked to a couple of urban legends in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Director Frank Henenlotter stated in an interview that his original idea for this sequel was to have the character Duane Bradley from the original Basket Case (1982) have a small part and have the film focus more on the freak aspect. He also wanted to the call the sequel "House of Freaks." Shapiro-Glickenhaus Home Video wanted to call the film "Basket Case 2" and insisted Duane Bradley's character have a much larger part. Despite this Henennlotter was given freedom to put the freaks in a very different situation instead of just basically redoing the first film. Because of this Hennenlotter has admitted that he likes this sequel because it is a different film than the original.
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Rating: 5.8 out of 10.0 - 56 votes cast total