COP THRILLER "BASKIN" TURNS INTO IMAGINATIVE GORE-FEST HORROR FILM
“Turkish director Can Evrenol's debut feature "Baskin" starts out as a gamy cop thriller then takes a hard right turn into horror. The pacing is slack and the splatter excessive, but this twisted cross-genre exercise should be red meat to gore-hounds.”
“Do you remember the "Twilight Zone" episode when Richard Conte has a dream within a dream within a dream? You know the one: Conte thinks his life is a series of randomly juxtaposed dreams, and tries to wake himself up by jumping out a window. Imagine what that story would look like if it were filtered through the lens of Dario Argento's nightmare-thrillers and Rob Zombie's ghost-train freakouts.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
REVIEW: 'BASKIN' FROM TURKEY, BLENDS STYLE AND GORE
“Tickling the mind even as it lurches the gut, “Baskin,” a stylish, shape-shifting horror film from Turkey, pulls a bait-and-switch. It abruptly morphs from a sinuous psychological thriller into a buffet for gore enthusiasts, without ever totally losing its elegance — unless your definition of that word could never encompass a graphic disembowelment or an unexpected stabbing of an eye.”
THE MOST DISTURBING, VIOLENT HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR GETS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE
“Welcome to Hell... Violent and disturbing yet incredibly beautiful, Baskin really is an electrifying horror experience. Check out the trailer from young gun Can Evrenol's colorful, twisted trip into the darkness.”
10 PROMISING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILMS TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS YEAR
“The blockbuster business these days is all about spandex and sequels and reboots. It’s never been a better time to be a superhero, but if you know where to look, it’s also never been a better time to be a horror buff.”
LIMITED EDITION BASKIN FIGURES FROM GOODLEG TOYS, AVAILABLE TOMORROW!
“Holy cats! If you have seen Can Evrenol's Turkish horror flick Baskin on the festival circuit in the latter quarter of 2015 and are in looove with it as much as we are then this is something you have to get in on!”
SHOCK TILL YOU DROP
ADVANCE REVIEW: BASKIN
“BASKIN is a genuinely ugly motion picture. Ugly and beautiful. And weird and wonderfully unpleasant. In fact, it’s been a very long time since I was so profoundly revolted and exhilarated in equal measures by any feature length horror film.”
TORONTO: TURKISH HORROR MOVIE ‘BASKIN’ BOUGHT BY IFC MIDNIGHT
“IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Turkish-language horror thriller “Baskin” following its screening at the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival.
Can Evrenol’s film centers on a Turkish police unit discovering a blood-soaked den used for satanic rituals in a desolate area. Salt Co. has been handling international sales.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
DIRECTOR OF MIDNIGHT MADNESS MOVIE 'BASKIN' SIGNS WITH WME (EXCLUSIVE)
“Ahead of the Toronto premiere of his horror movie Baskin, Turkish director Can Evrenol has signed with WME for representation. Evrenol was born and raised in Istanbul, though he studied cinematography and art history at the University of Kent. Later he attended the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.”
TIFF SPOTLIGHT: I WANT GO HELL WITH "BASKIN"
“Hell is in Turkey, apparently.
Can Evrenol short film of the same name has been transformed into the feature Baskin, which is World Premiering at the Midnight Madness in TIFF this September. His love for horror was obvious in the shorts he wrote, directed and produced, and which made the rounds at festivals such as Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia and Film4 Frightfest.”
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
TIFF ANNOUNCES BOUNDARY PUSHING FILMS IN MIDNIGHT MADNESS LINE UP
““One I want to point out is this Turkish film Baskin, which I’m over the moon about,” said Colin Geddes, international programmer for TIFF. “Any time we have a film from a country that has never played Midnight Madness is special, but this is different: It’s a very disturbing descent into hell. If you want a master class of how to manipulate an audience and create a tense atmosphere, come to the last 10 minutes of that.””
CAN EVRENOL WRAPS BASKIN, CHECK THE FIRST IMAGES NOW!
“he is now expanding that short to feature length. And with production now wrapped we've got your first look at ten images from the film. ”
CAN EVRENOL'S TERRIFYING BASKIN EXPANDING TO FEATURE LENGTH
“..Evrenol is expanding his most recent short film, Baskin, to feature length with principal photography scheduled to begin before the end of the year..”