Baskin Reviews

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July 3, 2020
A tense, brutal, expectation-defying supernatural nightmare.
April 19, 2020
It's a tense film with scenes to make almost anyone uncomfortable.
May 3, 2019
Baskin is a literal walk through Hell and nightmare territory- an enjoyable one at that.
January 14, 2019
When [director Can Evrenol] paints a panorama of shabby roadside bars and policemen who behave like lords and masters, it's fascinating. [Full review in Spanish]
October 31, 2018
It's one of the best representations of Hell since Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
August 25, 2018
Baskin at its heart both reveals and revels in the self-defeating, inescapable rituals of masculinity, and the visceral, inescapable horrors that can accompany them.
August 20, 2018
The initial slow pace draws you in to the film rather than distancing you from the story. It is as if you are having a conversation with someone who is whispering, and you lean closer to hear better.
May 4, 2018
Building up a steady and oppressive atmosphere, with grubby and disturbing sights, it does lose its edge towards the end, backing out when it should push itself over the cliff. There's still much to be interested in.
April 7, 2017
It's the kind of arthouse horror that becomes a household name among genre fans. It's so shocking (at times) and so astoundingly well made that, if anything, I think it puts an exclamation stamp next to Can Evrenol's name as one of the futures of horror.
January 2, 2017
Director/co-writer Can Evrenol's debut is short on plot but genuinely nightmarish, a mesmerising Hellraiser/Hostel mish-mash that's all Cenobites and no sense.
October 26, 2016
A film that is like a trip to hell. Even though its plot seems to deflate a bit, the final part becomes a catharsis of terror. [Full review in Spanish]
October 10, 2016
Stylishly mounted, well paced, with clever use of flashbacks, and written with panache.
September 29, 2016
Baskin never loses its genuine identity that makes it outstand on the billboard that needs more films like this. [Full review in Spanish]
September 23, 2016
A good example of a short film used as a direct way to a film debut. [Full review in Spanish]
July 15, 2016
Sinister? Sadistic? Spine chilling? Check, check, check. This is a really nifty modern horror.
July 14, 2016
This slowburn Turkish shocker suggests what might have happened if Once Upon a Time in Anatolia's philosophically inclined patrolmen had blundered into Eli Roth territory.
July 11, 2016
Hey, Nicolas Winding Refn: this is how it's done.
June 16, 2016
Grotesque rather than scary and severely underplotted - but certainly strong meat.
May 13, 2016
Baskin boasts a darkly seductive visual style and builds tension effectively.
April 7, 2016
Don't watch Baskin in the spirit of forcing Evrenol's story to make sense. Watch it in the spirit of letting his horrific vision sweep over you however it may.
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