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Basket Case 3: The Progeny
Basket Case 3 The Progeny
Actors: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers, Jim O'Doherty
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror
R     2004     1hr 30min


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Actors: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers, Jim O'Doherty
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Creators: Robert Paone, Frank Henenlotter, Greg Sheldon, Edgar Ievins, James Glickenhaus, Robert Martin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 21
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

The Most Over-The-Top Of The Series
Stephen B. O'Blenis | Nova Scotia, Canada | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Defying description even more than the first two, "Basket Case 3: The Progeny" takes the series further into the outrageous and surreal than ever before. Now pretty much a full-fledged horror comedy but not only one of the rare examples of that form that works very well, but of a whole different nature than most of its peers at a fundamental level. NOT a spoof or light, the horror elements are stronger, more fearsome and more graphic than most 'straight' horror movies, and the elements of harrowing tragedy that dominated the original Basket Case are still in place, but so are elements of sexiness, cute appeal, insane action and over-the-top strange hilarity, including an 'armored Belial' scene that makes "Evil Dead 2" and even "Gremlins 2" seem as intently somber as "The Sixth Sense". There is probably no way all these differnt elements should come together as well as they do, or that it should be able to do it and stay in tune with more 'fully dark' original; it should come off as much of a misfire as "Jason X" but somehow doesn't - it's the only movie to fly on all these radically different tracks at the same time and succeed, and brings the "Basket Case" trilogy to a victorious conclusion."
Frank Hennenlotter is my hero
Stephen B. O'Blenis | 03/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All three Basket Case films are good, but I think this may be a person favorite. It is not a serious film by any means but it has a lot of humor and a lot of heart. The timing and delivery of some of Kevin Van Hentenryck's lines are brilliant. It is a very stream of consciousness film in which several scenes seem improvised almost. This is not a film for someone who only likes thrillers or really frightening horror films, this if for a horror movie fan who also likes goofy spoofy horror films like Evil Dead 2 and Return of the Living Dead. This is a very typical Frank Hennenlotter film. If you liked Frankenhooker you'll love this. Do not prejudice against this film because a few people didn't like it. It is a very specific type of film for a very specific audience, and just because some people do not see the brilliance of it does not mean the brilliance isn't there. Judge for yourself. You just need to watch it with an open mind. I highly recommend this film."
Basket case 3 :- The progeny.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 04/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say about Basket case 3 well it was definently an improvement from the second film in the series but thats not saying much I still perfer the first film. The whole reason to watch this is that Bilial finally gets to show us what he's realy made of in one of the better scenes in the film, when two cops kidnapp his small freakish children and accidently kill his freak like girlfriend he soon gets his revenge on the whole police station in a hilarious and very gory sequence. Frank Henenlotter definently adds alot of humor in his film so I suggest nobody should take this seriously just like Peter Jakson's earlier films like Bad taste."
A Serious Film That Reflects Our Times
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Frank Henenlotter is definitely one of the weirdest directors of this century. This does not mean that he is empty-headed, however. His films often have something that relates to us in some serious fashion. Frankenhooker appears to be all gags, but it makes a timely feminist statement (much the way Abel Ferrara's Ms.45 does). Brain Damage is goofy at first glance, but it has interesting comments on drug abuse. The Basket Case movies are concerned with brotherhood, family, and what's "normal." Basket Case 3, especially, questions normalcy. So see it for its themes. Or see it to watch all the freaks singing "Personality" on the bus."