LATE SHIFT AT THE GRINDHOUSE 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK 1: BASKET CASE

Showings

Scene 1Wed, May 16 10:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:91 minutes
Director:Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker)
Year Released:1982
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


“Rivaling Andy Milligan's fantastic Fleshpot of 42nd Street as the most authentic depiction of life on New York City's seedy streets." Vince Bonavoglia, Media Unleashed

Basket Case is the sickest movie I've ever seen!"Rex Reed

“I'm both humbled and proud to announce that Basket Case is now part of the permanent film collection of the Museum of Modern Art. (And yes, I asked them if they actually watched the film and they assured me they did.)" Frank Henenlotter, director

The debut gutter-trash symphony from Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), stealthily filmed in the toilet bowls of Times Square and chock-full of demented fury. Hilarious, disgusting, and over-the-top in every way possible, this movie plays out like Herchell Gordon Lewis directing Freaks on the set of Taxi Driver. A true homemade classic.

Duane and his brother Belial are ex-siamese twins who arrive in New York with a purpose - REVENGE! That's enough to propel any movie, but here the deal is even sweeter because Belial is a telepathic monstrosity who lives in a wicker basket. Basket Case features an incredily grotesque monster puppet that will burn its essence on the surface of your brain until the day you die. It's also filled with real-life 42nd Street sleezers, stop-motion shocks and non-stop sicko fun.

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