Man, we’ve all been there: Fed up with life, the world just constantly beating us down, and our former conjoined twin pushing us to act unruly and trash a hotel room. Yeah, it pretty much happens every day – especially with cheesy stop motion effects courtesy of the 80’s.
But yes, I’m talking about the movie Basket Case. A true ‘b-movie’ classic, not just in the form of 80’s horror – but cinema in general. And one of the more enjoyably ridiculous scenes is when our favorite little wicker basket dweller Belial goes on a rampage and tears apart the hotel room that he and his brother Duane are staying in. So please, stop what you’re doing and click the link below and enjoy. Belial would have wanted it that way.
With everything going on in the country right now (or let alone the world), we could use a little positivity. A little something to put a smile on our faces. A little something to make us all feel better about ourselves. So roll that ridiculous ‘Personality’ clip from Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case 3: The Progeny!
There. Now don’t you feel better about yourself and everything around you?
Apologies for the lame ‘stealing breath’ reference in the post title. But anyway, if you’re familiar with Retroband (The company that has made numerous awesome horror themed figures over the last few years), then you should know that they have an offshoot project entitled Deadly Delivery going on where mini figures have been produced of everything from the Necronomicon book of Evil Dead fame to Belial from Basket Case. And coming soon……….drumroll please……….The little troll from Cat’s Eye!
Alright! No word on what color it will be painted or anything, but I would be cool with that clay-colored version personally. This was posted on the Deadly Delivery Instagram page a few weeks ago, so if you want to follow the updates then you can do so HERE. On a sidenote, I really need to revisit Cat’s Eye soon. It was always a favorite of mine growing up, and holds a special place in my PG-13 horror heart. Stay tuned for more info on the mini troll figure from Deadly Delivery and make sure to hold your breath after you order it. Had to get one more lame ass reference in there.
As I grow older, I tend to forget to do things. It happens, so I try and shrug it off. But one thing I am always doing to help avoid this, is jot my notes down on a notepad. The problem is that my current notepads are old and boring. They have no pizazz or flare to them. If only I had a promotional notepad from a cheesy horror movie sequel…………
Great Scott! Is that a Basket Case 2 notepad???? Oh you bet your sweet Belial it is! It’s amazing what hidden wonders you can find while browsing on eBay. So yes, that is indeed a promotional notepad for Basket Case 2 from 1990. The listing says that it’s unused (which is always a plus), and it looks like the bidding is at $9.99 to begin with. If you feel like you must own this, then head on over HERE and get your bid on. Or you can just stare at the picture above and be creepy about it.
As far as Siamese twin horror movies go, Basket Case is on the top of the list. It’s a short list that pretty much only contains Basket Case, but that’s nothing to sneeze at and is an accomplishment nonetheless.
So on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, it only feels right to give some shine to Belial, our favorite little monstrosity that lives in a wicker basket that his brother Duane carries around in the 1982 horror/comedy Basket Case. Only problem is that from time to time, Belial likes to hop out of his basket and play. His version of playing is carving you up with his fingernails and then tearing your insides out to round out the fun. He’s quite a character! Case in point – the clip below: