Based on the trailers alone, Can Evrenol's Baskin is looking like one of the year's most extreme horror movies, and this HitFix-exclusive clip is enough to send a chill up your spine. What really gets me here is the sound design. The suggestive moans emitted by the odd humanoid creatures on the floor are eerie as hell, and the sounds of the hooded figure's heavy footfalls as he or she slowly descends the staircase portend terrible, terrible things for the unfortunate man shackled to the wall. Full disclosure: I am terrified to watch this. How about you?
Baskin hits NY theaters and VOD today, LA theaters on April 1. Watch the clip above and below.
Here's the synopsis:
A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who”s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they”ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn. This is one Baskin (that”s “police raid” to you non-Turkish speakers) that isn”t going to end well. But wait! Things aren”t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative pulls the carpet from under your feet and keeps you guessing right up to the final moment. A wildly original whatsit that reconfirms Turkey as the breakout national cinema of the moment.