Baskin (2015)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 37

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Directed by: Can Evrenol
Starring: Ergun Kuyucu (Remzi), Görkem Kasal (Arda), Muharrem Bayrak (Yavuz), Mehmet Cerrahoglu (Baba), Fatih Dokgöz (Apo), Sabahattin Yakut (Sabo)
Country: Turkey, Asian Cinema
Language: Turkish (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:36:51
Genres: Horror, Gore-Gruesome, Cult, Small Animals, Violence against Men, Satanism, Scars

Plot – Spoilers:
A Turkish police unit are at a restaurant whiling the night away. The rookie in the group Arda has suffered from a recurring nightmare since childhood. His senior officer who was also a family friend has had similar experiences. After a minor brawl at the restaurant, the group head out and answer a call from another police unit who’ve gone missing at an abandoned building that used to be a police station. From here, things turn weird as the group find a gore-obsessed cult lurking in the depths of the hellish place as reality becomes indistinguishable from nightmare.

Random Trivia:
The strange-looking cult-head is played by actor Mehmet Cerrahoglu who suffers from a rare skin condition and looks like that irl.

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Chris
Chris
February 21, 2020 9:10 am

Such a good movie.

Malechi
Malechi
April 1, 2020 9:32 pm

Not bad – the first half is a bit slow – the last half is ok

James
James
June 26, 2020 6:40 pm

Interesting movie love the surprise ending. Love movies that aren’t predictable.

rachael
rachael
June 30, 2020 1:19 am

hmm still a little confused about the cult’s ideologies and whatnot but it was great movie over all and Mehmet Cerrahoglu’s character has some very interesting dialogue. I had to write down a few of his lines to remember for later. fantastic film.

Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger
Reply to  rachael
May 9, 2021 8:46 pm

my favorite line of dialogue: “Where is your Unit, Dude?”

Ceafall
Ceafall
Reply to  Gimme Danger
June 5, 2022 10:01 am

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Spoiler:
Then, after the dude trolled Seyif, he cutely giggled. lmao

Ceafall
Ceafall
Reply to  rachael
June 5, 2022 9:57 am

Yeah. He was so suave yet savage the whole time he was acting his cult leader role. Also, besides his appearance, his voice also helped him carry out his role more convincingly.

Bina
Bina
July 25, 2020 6:36 am

It wasn’t that bad went from 0 to 300000 as it certainly picked up the pace halfway and towards the end, I feel like they could of explored more into the backstory of the cult and its come up but other than that it was great!

sunny
sunny
September 6, 2020 11:57 pm

slooooooow movie, but nice caracters specially at the end

alyssa
alyssa
September 27, 2020 11:14 am

super slowwww i just kinda skipped through the first half but the cult parts were entertaining

Nobody
Nobody
November 10, 2020 4:20 am

Most of the time is spent watching bald men talk about nothing in particular. Then in the last half hour when the action begins, the music and the actors’ reactions imply a lot more than what is actually delivered. Nice try but no cigar.

Jada
Jada
December 5, 2020 5:34 pm

Agree with the other person who commented about the first half being slow but I have to say this movie has been the only horror movie to leave me with
this sort of psychological fear ( i have no other words to explain). I felt cery frightened but not like when watching something thats about ghosts or whatever. This was an intense dark feeling that stayed with me for days. I highly recommend ….

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
Reply to  Jada
June 9, 2022 2:28 pm

I agree this one did that for me as well. Another one that I just couldn’t shake the feeling afterwards was Mother! that movie just about sent me into a panic attack, and usually horror films help quell anxiety for me.

FrankyTeardrop
FrankyTeardrop
January 15, 2021 10:48 am

a lot like mandy, ridiculously slow at the beginning, absolutely perfect for the rest 10/10

Zed Man
Zed Man
March 26, 2021 10:50 am

My first Turkish film ever I think. Reasonably enjoyable, that little guy creeped me out. Some nice gore and atmospherics made it above average from others of this genre. Agree about the slow start, but it does build up nicely to a good finish.

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
December 27, 2021 10:24 am

No Carole or tigers but lots of moustaches as you would expect in a Turkish film. An eerie little movie, 3/5 tigers.

Shema
Shema
January 14, 2022 3:42 am

Intriguing plot for sure

Eli
Eli
February 21, 2022 2:05 pm

i didn’t find the film particularly shocking or confronting, the ending was a bit… bleh. however, credit where credit’s due, some of the shots in this movie are genuinely beautiful and creative.

Lainy
Lainy
May 29, 2022 7:49 pm

It’s a pretty amazing film. The first half is surreal and the latter is when the gore starts. I loved this movie. I just wish the boss didn’t die
🙁

Rumpel
Rumpel
May 29, 2022 10:20 pm

I f I can’t have her then I kill her or rape her, perfectly describes arab culture

atiendoboludos
atiendoboludos
Reply to  Rumpel
May 30, 2022 1:00 am

turks are not arabs retard

Rumpel
Rumpel
Reply to  atiendoboludos
May 30, 2022 2:28 am

yes they are arabs just look at the noses and etno studies. sorry if I hurt your feelings

nope
nope
Reply to  Rumpel
June 11, 2022 5:27 pm

open a fucking book dumb ass yankee

Ceafall
Ceafall
June 5, 2022 9:43 am

Ahhhhhhhhh! This is so fking good!!!!! I love every scene, especially the small subtle scenes of each character to express their quirks here. The unraveling of the mystery is very well-paced, as well as the tension to build for the climax of the story. Even the scenes going for the ending of the movie are also creepy, cool, and unexpected. Their props, costumes, and makeup look realistic. In addition, the tour inside the cult is also very interesting (I wished they extended those scenes though).

(PS: Seyif’s and Yakuv’s scenes during and after the climax are definitely my most favorite scenes here.)

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Spoiler:
I wonder what criteria are being used by the cult leader to decide the roles of the captives? a) food, b) blind breeding livestock, c) blind human sex pet, d) human followers that aren’t made blind.

Thanks for sharing this movie~