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Weird and weird- Basket Case 2 in a nutshell
on 23 January 2015
Not a great sequel but at least the movie picks up from where the original ended. There is also some continuity in the fact we have lead actor Kevin Van Hentenryck back and Frank Henelotter is once again behind the lens.
Unfortunetly the original movie really lived off the sleaziness of New York City- and here the action takes place somewhere Upstate in the countryside, mostly confined to one house, which is very boring. However residing in that house is a host of freaks and that is where Duane and his brother hide out and recuperate.
The make up on the freaks is simply superb and this is a major plus, with the advent of CGI this has to be underlined given that the make up was all done by actual humans on set, kudos!
The story is a little flat and seems too distant from the original. You really have to take the sequel as a comedy otherwise you will hit the off button within 10 minutes. Gorehounds should be pleased and the ending is a knockout.