Sunday May 16, 2021

2. Frank Henenlotter‘s Basket Case (1982)

Welcome to the show notes for the second episode of the ground-breaking, teeth-gnashing, future award-losing Loathsome Things Podcast!

For this episode, we reviewed Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case. This fever dream of a movie is an absolute assault on the one’s better judgement, resulting in maniacal humor, passages of violent low-budget greatness, and a unique style that threatens the viewer with a higher plane of absurd horror movie bliss. This combination lulls an audience into a false sense of good cheer, before throwing that good mood out the window with some shockingly horrific scenes. For a movie that is so enjoyable and full of good humor, it gets REALLY DARK.

Content Warning: In addition to the sort of violence and menace you would expect from a standard horror film, Basket Case portrays surgical assault on children, sexual assault, rape and/or necrophilia. Yikes!

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Note: We recorded this episode before the movie was made available on a certain horror streaming service. That is to say, we were watching this movie before it was cool

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