Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter.

Plot Summary

Granny Ruth has moved her monster community, including a pregnant Eve, to a small town in Georgia where she hopes a local doctor whill be able to help Eve with the imminent birth of her mutant twins. But inevitably, the arrival of the upsets the local community…


Director: Frank Henenlotter
Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment Corp.
Executive Producer: James Glickenhaus
Producer: Edgar Ievins
Script: Frank Henenlotter, Robert Martin
Director of Photography: Robert Paone
Editor: Greg Sheldon
Music: Joe Renzetti
Special Make Up Effects: Atlantic West Effects
Production Designer: William Barclay

Kevin Van Hentenryck (Duane Bradley)
Annie Ross (Granny Ruth)
Gil Roper (Sheriff)
Dan Biggers (Uncle Hal)
Jim O'Doherty (Little Hal)
Tina Louise Hilbert (Opal)
Carla Morrell (twin #1)
Carmen Morrell (twin #2)
Jackson Faw (Bailey)
Jim Grimshaw (Baxter)
Tim Warle (Brannon)
Jerry G. White (Banner)
Beverly Bonner (fast food manager)
Rick Smailes (Elmo)
Jeff Winter (Renaldo)
Berle Bowken (David)
Denise Coop (Eve)
James Derrick (Beak)
Donna Mage (Mage Arthur)
Dean Hines (Mouse Face)

Alternative Titles

Basket Case 3 – Die Brut – Germany
Basket Case 3: La prolev – Spain (video)
Wiklinowy koszyk 3
– Poland

Sequel to
Basket Case (1981)
Basket Case 2 (1990)



  • Sight & Sound vol.2 no.7 (November 1992) p.58 – credits, review
  • Variety 24 February 1992 p.249 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.469
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.32-33
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.212-213
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film , Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.45-47