Baskin review


I must admit to finally giving in to seeing Can Evrenol’s Baskin after hearing about it in the lead up to his second feature Housewife, which is set to feature at Horror Channel Frightfest’s Shocktoberfest.

After the final credits roll on Baskin it is clear that Evrenol has his work cut out to top this stunning piece of horror.

In a nutshell, a group of cops stumble across an abandoned police station which may open the door to hell itself, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Baskin builds up its story patiently through the eyes of Arda, the youngest of the group who may have some skeletons in his closet.

There are elements that borrow from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise as the line between vision/dream and reality become increasingly blurring as things get darker.

This isn’t to say this is an imitation as Baskin brings so much brutal originality, it makes the final half hour absolutely gripping as you’re not quite sure what Evrenol will drag out of the darkness next.

The visuals will disgust, haunt and stick in your mind long after the credits roll and the nightmare is over, or is it?

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