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Monday, 3 October 2016

BASKIN [2015]

Director Can Evrenol's surreal horror piece, Baskin, is only the 8th Turkish film in history to ever get a North American release.
It's not exactly normal but I think it's about 5 police officers that get a call to a remote town where they are transported through logic & time and find themselves in some sort of Hell dimension.
If you can imagine what would happen if Nicholas Winding Refn was asked to mix Hellraiser, Silent Hill and Jacob's Ladder then you get a better idea of what this is all about.  While there's plenty of disturbingly horrific imagery, I didn't find myself necessarily frightened until I started thinking about it long after it was over.  Sadly, there's not a whole lot of character building here and instead it's a disorienting series of beautifully shot grotesque visuals that will be sure to please the rabid gore fans.

3 mutilated goat-lady fuckers out of 5

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