Saw this as part of a rescreening of several old horror films at a theater. I hadn’t seen it before and let me tell you, it was a trip and a half. It’s the story of a young man who comes to New York City on an errand that isn’t entirely clear, but it seems to involve whatever he’s carrying in that big wicker basket and also . . . well, violent death. I really just cannot put into words what a blast this movie is. It’s cheesy, weird, hilarious and raucously entertaining. It’s just . . . wow, what a movie. You’ve really got to see this one to believe it; every time you think that the movie has finally gone off the deep end, it somehow finds another step down. The central special effect here is the thing in the basket . . . and not a single spoiler from me . . . and it’s just painfully, hilariously awful. The script and performances are generally goofy as well. It’s just a genuinely unforgettable movie and an absolutely essential one. It’s maybe the funniest movie I’ve seen all year . . . maybe in a couple of years. I keep wanting to say more about it, like the hilarious death scene involving medical syringes or the doctor’s hilariously cheesy receptionist or the gutbustingly funny surgery scene or that “out of left field/didn’t see THAT coming” dream sequence or the . . . well, you get the drift. Seeing it in a packed theater was awesome; the energy level in the room was just off the charts. But it’ll play great at home too. See this one. You can thank me later. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – strange, hilarious horror movie is a definitive low budget, non-stop entertainment; the special effects are so jaw droppingly awful as to be brilliant and, in a way, so is the entire movie. 4 stars.