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Cast: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Robert Martin
Synapse Films / All Region / Rated R / 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p) / DTS-HD MA 2.0 stereo / 90 minutes (both films)
Disk Extras: (Part 2) The Man In The Moon Mask - Featurette
Beyond The Wicker Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (Part 3) Theatrical trailer
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Director Frank Henenlotter is in my top five favorite horror movie directors, maybe top three. I think it's fair to say that he is in the upper echelon of horror movie filmmakers on any list. Brain Damage, Frankenhooker, the Basket Case trilogy and Bad Biology, not a stinker in the bunch. One thing I admire about an artist is their ability to do only projects that they feel are worthy and when a filmmaker like Henenlotter shoots five movies in ten years (1982-1992) then doesn't get back on the horse for sixteen years until he has renewed inspiration—with Bad Biology in 2008—, I can dig that. It also help that he writes all of his own movies and directs them which completes the vision and there is no better example of that than the grotesque yet fun Basket Case series.