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28 Mar 2016

Home Video Review: 'Baskin' Is the Stuff of Nightmares, Recommended for Only the Most Ardent Horror Fans

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A scene from Baskin. A scene from Baskin.

The horror genre has been getting a nice boost over the last couple years. Baskin is yet another fine entry into the genre—and it isn’t for the faint of heart.

Baskin is for those original Hellraiser-loving, Dario Argento-following horror fans who want their scares as dismal, dirty and creepy as they can get.

Turkish writer-director Can Evrenol goes for a total bloody freak-out and succeeds as a group of cops respond to a call, get in a strange car crash, and wind up going through the doorway to hell after entering an abandoned building. While on their way to hell, they are disemboweled, blinded, forced to do things with masked monsters and generally not treated well.

I can only recommend this movie to the most hard-core horror fans. It’s as blood-soaked and nightmarish as these things get, and will screw with your mind and your sense of well-being. It will make you feel a little scared about watching future horror movies.

I have nothing but respect for a movie that can scare the crap out of me like this one did, but it’s probably going to be a while until I dare watch it again. That is, unless you count the parts of it that I will see after I go to sleep tonight in my nightmares. Damn you, Can Evrenol!

Baskin is available via online sources including iTunes and Amazon.com.

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