01. Basket Case (1982): Do You Think Belial Had the Dick?


On the debut episode of What’s in the Basket, we take a trip to 42nd Street for our discussion of Basket Case (1982). Tiff learns why God invented pop filters, Amelia chows down on some hot dogs, and Candice wants to see Belial shake that nasty thing.

Show Notes

Theme music by Kevin MacLeod: “Dark Hallway (Distressed)” and “The Show Must Be Go

In researching for this episode, we consulted the following sources:

Books

  • The Story of 42nd Street: The Theaters, Shows, Characters, and Scandals of the World’s Most Notorious Street by Mary C. Henderson and Alexis Greene
  • Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to the Present by Jon Towlson

Interviews

Articles

Here is the (slightly misremembered) interview Candice describes in which Henenlotter shows off the original Belial, who was not made into a lamp but did fart smoke:

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