Saturday, September 3, 2011
"The Tenant In Room 7 Is Very Small, Very Twisted And Very Mad!"
I saw Frank Henenlotter's "Basketcase" at a very young age, so a lot of it has stayed with me. It's a personal favourite, and there's something very comforting about it's grimy sets and low-budget special effects and puppets.
The story concerns a man named Duane Bradley, and his visit to New York City. He arrives with only one piece of luggage; a large wicker basket. It's eventually revealed that Duane carries around his deformed and angry formerly conjoined twin, Belial, hunting down the doctors that seperated them to exact bloody revenge! Of course, Duane meets a girl, Belial gets jealous of someone sharing his brotherly love, and it all goes to hell. It's great.
I tried to evoke some of that sleazy goodness with this poster. Hope you like it.
Here's the trailer!