Well, this is going to give you nightmares. If you’re fortunate enough to be at the Toronto International Film Festival soon, and can stay awake through the Midnight Madness portion of the program, and have the stomach for fucked up horror, you might want to check out the premiere of the nasty demonic Turkish flick Baskin. Check out the new trailer and you’ll be able to tell whether you want to see this or not, there’s not going to be a lot of ambivalence.
Twitch has the first trailer, and it’s a doozy. What you get in just a minute-and-a-half is grim, creepy, and more than a little bit twisted all to hell. From Turkish director Can Evrenol, and based on his short film of the same name, Baskin throws around comparisons to films like Apocalypse Now, Quest for Fire, and Hellraiser, which is an interesting mix, as well as art by the likes of Bosch, Caravaggio, and Giger. They also use the term “nightmarish” quite liberally, and that makes sense given the imagery in this video.
Here’s a synopsis:
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 honor. What began as a detour into the Twilight Zone becomes a shortcut to Hell.
Yeah, Baskin is going to be one for horror fans to keep their eyes on.