First there was Belial, then came along with Aylmer... Henenlotter's follow-up is (indeed) weird, gory, funny, sexy, & shocking as most 80's horror-comedies get. This would make an awesome double bill with BASKET CASE because it's Henenlotter plus the two would also inspire the manga series PARASYTE shortly after. And be sure to look for Duane Bradley's cameo in this film, too.
So incredibly silly on the surface, but upon closer examination this functions as a great exploitation horror comedy about drug addiction. It's so very 80s in its appearance - as if a blue ballpoint pen was cracked open and leaked all over every scene. It's often stunning even when comically gruesome. A hidden 80s horror gem.
Henenlotter certainly loved his purples and blues, huh? A delightful, humorous, and (dare I say) mournful monster movie as metaphor for drug addiction. The performances (aside from the girlfriend) are honestly a good deal better than I've come to expect from Henenlotter, and Zacherley's felty-warm voice is just the best. Frankenhooker wins out because of its zinger of an ending, but this is a solid companion piece.
Wow. That was completely bat shit insane and I loved every second of it. I can't in a good conscience give this a full 5, because the acting was pretty horrible at times. But this is a fucked up symphony of B Movie weirdness, and I sure as hell got 5 stars of enjoyment out of it.
A delightfully cheesy monster horror about addiction with a talking blue slug turd and lots of hilarious practical effects. Watching a woman get her brains eaten during a forced deepthroat on Aylmer was pretty hysterical.
"drugs" have never felt so intense; unfortunately not as existentially-realist scary as Basketcase. like the circumstances didn't as effectively conjure up one's most banal scary moments...so not quite the same level masterpiece
De similar fórmula de "Basket case". Un sujeto es servil de un monstruo-engendro, este cada vez está más fuera de control y comienza una carnicería en una ciudad sórdida. Un hotel como lugar de refugio. "Brain damage" es como una sátira sobre el mal efecto de las drogas. ¿Alguien se dió cuenta que hay un cameo de "Basket case"?