The Turkish supernatural horror movie Baskin will have its world premier during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival this September. Director Can Evrenol fleshed-out his 2013 short film of the same name to create this feature, which looks certain to tickle fans of Clive Barker and Hellraiser. Check out the filthy, unnerving trailer, as well as the trailer for the short film below.
Official Synopsis: A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.
Besides the obvious Hellraiser influence, I detect shades of Martyrs, Kill List, Borderland—and even a hint of H.P. Lovecraft. After premiering at TIFF, Baskin will be released in Canada on September 11, 2015. No word yet on US or international releases, but we’ll keep you posted as details are revealed.
The organizers of TIFF seem to have high hopes for Baskin. From their website:
Tense and terrifying, Baskin will invade your dream space with its unforgettable images and the unimaginable monstrosities lurking just outside your range of vision. This screening promises to be just as disturbing and scandalous as the 2008 Midnight Madness showing of Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs — and, at the very least, we might just set the world record for the largest number of people gathered together in North America to see a Turkish movie at midnight.
You can stay up to date on Baskin news by visiting their official website, HERE, and their official Facebook page: HERE.
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