Basket Case 2 (1990)

USA, 1990
35mm film, colour
Dolby, English

An American horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter.

Plot Summary

Duane Bradley and his mutant brother Belial survive their fall and are approached by their long-lost aunt, Granny Ruth and her pregnant daughter Susan who help the brothers escape from hospital. Granny takes them to her mansion where she is sheltering a community of freaks of all kinds. But with the press on Duane and Belial’s trail, the safety of the mansion might not last for much longer…


Director: Frank Henenlotter
Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment
Executive Producer: James Glickenhaus
Producer: Edgar Ievins
Script: Frank Henenlotter
Director of Photography: Robert M. Baldwin
Editor: Kevin Tent
Music: Joe Renzetti
Sound Recordist: Paul Bang
Wardrobe Supervisor: Artemis Pizarro
Make Up: Daniel Frye, Michelle Vittone
Special Make Up Effects: Gabriel Bartalos
Special Effects: Patrick Shearn, George Bernota, Gregory Ramoundos
Original Belial Designer: Kevin Haney
Animatronics Supervisor: Ken Walker
Motion Control Photography: Tim Segulin
Animation Photographer: Steve Sanderson
Production Designer: Michael P. Moran
Locations: Plainfield, New Jersey; Newark, New Jersey

Kevin Van Hentenryck (Duane)
Judy Grafe (news woman)
Annie Ross (Granny Ruth)
Heather Rattray (Susan)
Chad Brown (news man)
Beverly Bonner (Casey)
Leonard Jackson (police commissioner)
Alexandra Auder (Nurse Sherri)
Brian Fitzpatrick (cop)
Gale Van Cott (desk clerk)
Kuno Sponholz (sick old man)
Kathryn Meisle (Marcie)
Dominic Marcus (security guard)
Doug Anderson (snoring cop)
Jason Evers (Lou the editor)
Jan Saint (Lyle Barker)
Matt Mitler (Arty)
Michael Rubenstein (Clancy)
Ted Sorel (Phil)
George Andros Aries (worm man)

Alternative Titles

Wiklinowy koszyk 2 – Poland

Sequel to
Basket Case (1981)

Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)



  • Cinefantastique vol.20 no.4 (March 1990) p.11 – illustrated article (Coming: Basket Case II by Alan Jones)
  • Cinefantastique vol.20 no.5 (May 1990) pp.36-37 – article (Henenlotter horrors! by Kyle Counts)
  • Cinefantastique vol.21 no.1 (July 1990) p.52 – review (by Dan Persons)
  • City Limits no.463 (16 August 1990) p.22 – illustrated review (Suture self by Farrah Anwar)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.57 no.680 (September 1990) pp.253-254 – credits, synopsis, review (by Mark Kermode)
  • Screen International no.681 (3 December 1988) p.2 – note (News: Palace acquires nine new titles)
  • Starburst no.138 (February 1990) pp.20-21 – illustrated interview with Edgar Ievins (Preview: Coming soon by Alan Jones)
  • Starburst no.144 (August 1990) pp.38-39 – illustrated review (Preview: The gore corner by Alan Jones)
  • Starburst December 1990 pp.5-10 – illustrated article (Desert island flicks – 1990 by Mark Wyman)
  • Strange Adventures vol.2 no.7 (no.19 August 1990) pp.5; 19 – review (Videozone: Basket Case 2 by James Cashmore); illustrated article (Black Sunday 3 by Steven Jenkins)
  • Time Out no.1043 (15 August 1990) p.31 – illustrated review (Frankenhooker/Basket Case 2 by Nigel Floyd and Mark Kermode)
  • Variety 7 March 1990 p.20 – credits, review (by Lor)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.459 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.32 – credits
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.56-58 – illustrated credits, review
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.45, 46 – illustrated credits, review