Cursed Days returns with the new 4K Restoration of Frank Henelotters legendary DIY splatter comedy BASKET CASE ! Restoration commissioned by the The Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Basket Case, was the winner of 10 drive-in Academy Awards, (awarded by Joe Bob Briggs) in 1982 for its sensitive depiction of the siamese twin with jaws and claws (!)
Program notes via MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
"Shot in New York with a crew of four and a budget of $35,000, this independently produced horror comedy helped to develop the cult audience for cinematic gore that has since become a mainstream genre. Before the gritty eroticism of the city undoes them, Duane and his deformed twin brother Belial seek bloody revenge on the doctors who forcibly separated them as teenagers. Nurtured by fanzines like Sleazoid Express and Gore Gazette, the film previewed at Club 57 and went on to become an underground hit at the Waverly Theatre. It spawned two sequels, the Something Weird video franchise, and a legion of faithful who gather annually at Cinecon"
Then Stick around behind the screen for live performances from
Slow Seers + Bloodletters + Nosferat ll (Music Video Premiere party)
George Quartz DJ's in the saloon
Co-Presented by Margin Walker - Dallas
Movie at 8:30. Rock Show at 10pm
$10 Movie Only/ $6 Show only/ $14 combo ticket!