Baskin – Turkey, 2015


‘Enter a world of suffering and madness’

Baskin is a 2015 Turkish horror film directed by Can Evrenol (HousewifeTurn Your Bloody Phone Off) from a screenplay co-written with Ogulcan Eren Akay, Cem Ozuduru, and Ercin Sadikoglu.

The film stars Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, and Muharrem Bayrak.


Five cops working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere are dispatched to investigate a disturbance. Isolated and without back-up, they find themselves confronting a labyrinthine ruin.

Screen Shot 2018-01-07 at 10.55.35Pushing ever further into the depths of the lair, it becomes clear they have stumbled into the darkest pits of a terrible evil… a squalid and blood-soaked den of ritual led by The Father – the master of all their nightmares – who will plunge them ever deeper down the rabbit hole and into the very mouth of madness…


” …if there’s one major criticism that can be levelled at the feature it’s that the material does feel steamrollered out a bit. That said, there’s no denying that Baskin the movie delivers some properly disturbing nightmarish horror for much of its running time, exhibiting a relentless desire to fill the screen with the stuff of nightmares.” John Llewellyn Probert, House of Mortal Cinema

Baskin feels like a steroidal version of a vintage early 80’s Fulci film; not a rip-off or an homage by any stretch, but an heir to the same philosophies of filmmaking, the same desire to create an unrelenting, dreamscape of Grand Guignol and emotional response.” Chris Alexander, Shock Till You Drop

” …has all kinds of grisly fun with production design and hallucinatory shifts in reality. However, the screenplay is such a muddle that the audience is left groping through curtains of entrails and flayed skin trying to figure out what in the world – or perhaps the underworld – is going on.” Wendy Ide, The Observer

“The art house style of Baskin comes out with its stylised lighting and camera work, as well as it’s non-linear plot. The film often transitions into dream sequences that seem to be tinged with Freudian discussions. Speaking of Freud, the hellish denizens of Baskin are extremely sexual, often writhing over one another.” Christopher Stewart, UK Horror Scene


“Evrenol first made this as a short, and he’s stretched it to feature length by just adding more horrors when he might have done better to shore up the thin plot. The characters are vividly established, but then become disposable meat puppets – we get to see their insides, but find out so little about them it’s hard to be terrified by their fate or feel that they’re getting what they deserve.” Kim Newman, Empire

“Reality and fantasy blur together in a jumbled collection of good ideas, creepy-muscular-midget rantings, naked chicks wearing goat masks, and many other ritualistic nods that are weakly tied together by a blackened plot meant to shock and awe.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

” … it’s made up of some of the most brilliantly insane imagery of any movie this year, yet there’s not an ounce of character building and the plot itself gets lost in a sea of viscera. Outside of its nightmarish visuals, Baskin has almost nothing else to offer, which is a damn shame because the second half of the film is legitimately terrifying.” Ryan, The Missing Reel


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The film was released in cinemas in Germany and Turkey on January 1, 2016, with an IFC Midnight release in US theaters and VOD March 25th.

British Blu-ray and DVD releases by Severin Films are scheduled for 26 March 2018.

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