video review : Basket Case

video review : Basket Case

This horror flick, some scenes of which might even be nightmare-inducing, would be good if the characterization wasn’t so bad. That comes in the form of misplaced comedy, underacting; the protagonist is as wooden as that Basket he carries around; and overacting. People scream a lot in this movie.

The plot has Duane, a newcomer to New York City, helping his formerly conjoined twin brother; a little freakishly deformed “monster”; get revenge on (kill) the people responsible for separating them. It’s a quirky and campy concept that, while engrossing, would be better if it took itself a bit more seriously.

my rating : 3 of 5

1982

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