“Baskin” Turkish Horror Picked Up By IFC Midnight

There has been a little Turkish film that has been creating a bit of ruckus in the indie horror scene. Baskin  first premiered during the midnight portion of TIFF. All the reactions coming out of that film have been nothing but praise for a piece of art combined with terrifying elements of horror.

Baskin is based off of writer/director Can Evrenol‘s 2013 short with the same name. The feature which has a release date of 2015 has been picked up by IFC Midnight for US Distribution. This is exciting news as we do not often get Turkish films in the US. This one might just be something incredibly special as all the reviews have stated.

The official synopsis which mirrors the short goes as follows:

A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

Be on the lookout for Baskin toward the end of this year and if you have an opportunity to see it at any festival please do so. Check out the horrifying trailer below. It looks like it is The Raid meets Hell. Imagine the haunts that can come from such a concept.