Each country across the globe defines fear in a different way. From stories & superstition embedded in the local geography these primal concerns surface on the silver screen. After J-Horror shuddered our senses it looks like Turkey is set to be the latest undiscovered country to take the crown and lead our souls to new depths of torment.
Can Evrenol has been tearing up the horror scene with his short but deadly killer cuts for some years. It was only a matter of time before a feature film arrived. And thus Baskin is going to be birthed in Toronto this September with a World Premiere in the Midnight Madness section of their International Film Festival.
A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building, in the tour-de-force feature debut from ferociously talented director Can Evrenol.
Running for over 25 years this strand of movie screens is noted as launching the likes of Eli Roth with Cabin Fever, James Wan with Saw & Pascal Laugier's Martyrs. Speaking of Eli Roth he called the short film, on which Baskin is expanded from, "Disgusting. Disorienting. Brilliant..." when it screened before The Green Inferno at SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya.
Responding to an emergency call for backup, the squad arrives at an old building to find an abandoned patrol car and no sign of their comrades. Entering the building and making their way to the basement, the officers catch glimpses of grotesque and unnerving images in the shadows. Soon it becomes apparent that they have stumbled into the middle of a ritual celebrating the black arts — a celebration where they may be the unwitting guests of honour. What began as a detour into the Twilight Zone becomes a shortcut to Hell.
Watch the trailer for Baskin below & get excited as this film started cracking skulls on the film festival circuit!
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