• Director

    Frank Henenlotter

  • With

    Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner

  • USA 1982. 91min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


By the end of 1983, the Scala was using its cinema programme to campaign against the strictures of the Video Recordings Act. Along with The Evil Dead, the similarly banned black comedy horror Basket Case became the face of the Scala’s defiant programming, and eventually a staple of its Saturday all-nighters. What’s eating junk food in the padlocked wicker basket? Do you really want to know?

Contains scenes that some may find disturbing.