Basket Case (1981)

Directed by Frank Henenlotter

Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Ruth Neuman, Robert Vogel

"What's in the basket, Easter eggs?"

Duane and Belial Bradley are not your average brothers. Once-conjoined twins, the affable Duane and beastly Belial are on a murderous spree of bloody revenge against the docs who separated them and tossed Belial in the garbage.

A beloved favorite of cult horror fanatics, this movie delivers on so many levels that it can only be termed a masterpiece. It's seedy, humorous, gory, and twisted. Just like I like my men! Every character is fascinating and real, especially the guests at the Hotel Broslin. You want to know their stories. Who are they? How did they end up here?

This flick is chock full of golden moments. A wide-eyed Duane walking down the street while a drug dealer offers him every illegal substance known to  man, the "Crazy Broad" recounting the tale of the previous tenant of Duane's room, Duane's drunken admission of exactly what he carries in his basket and why, Belial's two disasterous attempts to get busy with the ladies...Don't look away, you'll miss something good! And if you've ever been a victim of cock blocking, watch this film to find an extreme method of handling this mating situation.

This film was successful enough to spawn a few bigger budgeted sequels, but nothing compares to the cheapie creepy original. Not to be missed!