Friday, October 31, 2014

BASKET CASE 2 (1990) & BASKET CASE 3: THE PROGENY (1992) - Frank Henenlotter

Is there an odder creature in all of cinema than the Basket Case trilogy's Belial? The half-formed Siamese twin brother of Duane Bradley who makes a wicker picnic satchel his home?

If there is, don't tell me. I don't want to know. When I first saw the original Basket Case a few years ago, I didn't think low-rent cult movie sleaze could get much better. Then I watched Parts 2 and 3 over the last two nights. So many foam and latex atrocities left to explore! So many hilariously bad taste Belial scenarios left for Henenlotter to mine? Who would have thought Belial had it in him to become a father? Sure, he kinda looks like a sex organ (male or female...take your pick), but I never knew he possessed his own working equipment as well.

In lieu of a proper review, I hereby supply ten pictorial reasons why Belial (and the entire Basket Case trilogy) is the worthiest of candidates for your Halloween creature movie queue, culled from all three films...

1.) He will be there for you when you eat too many caramel apples, drink too much pumpkin beer and have the runs.

2.) He will allow you to reattach him to your side in moments of despair, should you get lonely or despondent.

3.) He has numerous Facebook friends at the bar to introduce you to.

4.) He'll be there to catch you (possibly kill you) when you fall.

5.) Should you get pulled over for drunk driving by the cops, don't worry, Belial will handle it.

6.) Should you be admitted to the ER and need to sign out in a hurry, don't worry, Belial will handle it.

7.) He's a whiz in the kitchen (especially with pasta dishes).

8.) He's even better in the bedroom (especially with other twins).

9.) Any rental fees you might pay will go towards towards his child support (12 Belial Babies at last count).

10.) Still don't believe me about his bedroom skills? Take a gander at this...

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