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Frank Henenlotter United States, 1982

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Basket Case

2.7 stars. It starts of likeable in a lop-sided way, but becomes increasingly turgid. There is an interesting balance between the goofy and the truly grubby, which tips in favour of the latter with the grotesque and unnecessary rape scene. Others might argue this is what finally moves the film into horror, playing off an able-bodied audience's fear of the sexed disabled body. The puppet is winningly lumpy.