BASKIN is in select theaters and video on demand now.
Starting off as a buddy cop film that leaps into the Twilight Zone and takes a detour to hell, BASKIN is visceral and profoundly disturbing. Grotesque images are half-glimpsed in the shadows as a group of cops enter a building in the desolate countryside and find themselves in the middle of a ritual celebrating the dark arts. While he draws inspiration from a diverse range of films including Quest for Fire, Apocalypse Now, and Hellraiser, the touchstones for Evrenol's visions also come from the art world, from pagan art to Caravaggio, Bosch and Giger.
I love watching international horror films to experience what makes people scream in different parts of the world. The output and availability of horror films from Turkey is particularly sparse, which makes what Evrenol pulls off with BASKIN even more rare and special.
If you enjoy BASKIN, check out some other surreal shockers from around the world on Shudder like ANGST (Austria), THE BEYOND (Italy), AUDITION (Japan), BEDEVILLED (South Korea) and LEFT BANK (Belgium).
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