Can Evrenol’s “Baskin” is A Trip Through Hell
Can Evrenol’s “Baskin” Film Details
Director: Can Evrenol
Release Date: January 1, 2016 (Turkey), March 25, 2016 (USA)
Release Format: Theatrical, Streaming, VOD
MPAA Rating: Not yet Rated
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.
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This is the movie I’ve been waiting for! “Baskin” definitely starts off with a bang and leaves you wanting more. However, it doesn’t leave you hanging like most films do after the prologue. We start off with a young boy who is startled out of his bed, due to hearing noises coming from his mother’s bedroom. He hesitates before going inside. We then see a hand grab him. Screams. Cut. Pretty hardcore for a start, right? This is just the beginning.
What starts as a cry for help in a dark, deserted town, turns to a trip into a nightmarish hell, as five cops run out to a call for backup. Turns out our cops weren’t just called out for backup…they were summoned for something much worse. What pursues in “Baskin” is the cross realm between real life and fantasy. Everything seems and feels real. But is it? You’re stuck in limbo. You’re stuck in the dream, and you don’t even know it. Even when you wake up, you never wake up. At least…not from the dream. So, you just lie there in the dream. Until you are no more.
“Baskin” is a horror fan’s dream come true. The plot and the story unfolds so beautifully. It has everything you could ever hope for in a horror film. Blood, gore, brutality. You will find it all in “Baskin”. It plays so well without being overbearing. It has the perfect amount of everything. The acting in “Baskin” is superb. Every character played their role extremely well without being cheesy or over dramatic.
The scare factor in “Baskin” isn’t the “jump out of your seat” kind of scare. It’s more of a “oh my, that was brutal” kind of scare. And, it works extremely well for this film. A lot of the scenes had me wide-eyed and grabbing for a hand that wasn’t even there to comfort me. “Baskin” truly messes with your mind.
The practical effects, special effects, sound effects, and music in “Baskin” is amazing. In some of the scenes, the sound effects were so dark and creepy that it had you thinking something very drastic was going to happen. And it did! The music and sound effects, in a way, prepared you for what was to come. Kind of like in “Friday the 13th”, when the anthem played, and you knew Jason was going to show up any minute. This truly helped me prepare myself for what was to come and to take it all in. In some scenes, even when you knew something drastic was going to happen, you still weren’t prepared. This is how “Baskin” messes with your mind.
The only bad, but not bad thought I have about “Baskin” is that I had to read the subtitles because the language of the film is in Turkey. Of course, this is to be expected, as it is a foreign film. Like always, when I have to read subtitles, it slightly takes away from enjoying the film itself because most of my attention is focused on the subtitles in order to figure out what is going on.
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