Baskin, Turkish Horror Offers Carnage

Baskin Film Details

Director:  Can Evrenol
Writer: Ogulcan Eren AkayCan EvrenolCem OzuduruErcin Sadikoglu
Release Date:  1 January 2016 (Turkey)
Release Format: Limited Theatrical
MPAA Rating: N/A
Horror Sub-Genre:  Fantasy, Horror

A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

Trailer Summary:

The trailer begins with a close up of a slab of raw meat. The meat is sliced on the cutting board and is later tossed onto the grill. The scene cuts to two unidentified men sitting  at a dinner table. They engage in conversation. One individual wears a uniform, giving the impression that he’s an officer of the law. The man sitting across is a civilian. While conversing an entity lurks behind him in the next room.

Blood or water oozes on the table beneath the officer’s hand. The room is soon flood with water. This is a figment of the Officer’s imagination. A clever use of Hitchcock camera work draws to this conclusion. The outstretched hand of the entity motion towards the officer. A close up to this action quells all doubt on what the film intends to be. “Baskin” is a supernatural horror. Yet, that is not all.

The officers falls inside a body of water. He is helpless. The officer descends within the watery dark abyss. A transition to the scene presents a  group of officers escorting  a prisoner. Shown after is a shot of a disheveled looking family,  a group of vagrants. Depravity,  sadomasochism and self mutilation are scenes that are presented. The viewer is witness to humanity in its bestial form.

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Opinion :

Can Evrenol’s “Baskin” is a twisted supernatural horror film, a psychological mind bender. The film strikes a familiar chord with it’s visuals. Upon watching the trailer two films immediately come to mind.  Does “Baskin” conjure rehashed ideas of previous film releases? The answer is a resounding no! Presented in Can Evrenol’s “Baskin” is a blend of Horror, Thriller and outright carnage. This film will most likely be a compelling thought provoking medium. The trailer doesn’t spoil the plot yet doesn’t pull any punches with it’s exquisite scenes of gore.  Hollywood take note, Can Evrenol’s “Baskin” may have set an example of what a Horror film should be.



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