When you watch the new trailer for Baskin you’ll understand why.

There’s a new trailer out for the movie Baskin – made for the US audience – and it has the horror world screaming praises. The trailer has so many WTF moments we don’t even know which one we love the most!

Baskin is listed as being in the horror and fantasy genres with the following plot description:

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

Obviously, this sounds like a pretty basic horror movie plot, but after watching the trailer, I’m sure you’ll agree that Baskin is anything but basic. It’s more like a visceral trip into the world of horror.


Our review of BASKIN >

Baskin is directed by Can Evrenol, who also made a short film by the same name back in 2013. In fact, Evrenol has made quite a few horror short films since 2007, but Baskin is his first feature.

Of course, the chance to make this feature came after a successful run of the short film version of Baskin, which was nominated in the short film category at the Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival back in 2013. Evrenol managed to return to Sitges in 2015 with this feature film version and was once again nominated, but this time in the Best Motion Picture category.

The film didn’t win at Sitges – The Invitation by Karyn Kusama won – but it did manage to pick up an award for Best Film at the Morbido Film Fest (Mexico) in 2015 and also a Best Director Award for Can Evrenol at the 2015 Austin Fantastic Fest.

Baskin will be out in US theaters and on demand on March 25, 2016, thanks to independent film giant IFC Films. Find more information on how and when you can watch on the official IFC page for Baskin

Also, you can check out the official (and international) website for information on how you can watch it where you live here!

Baskin originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015, and had its Swedish DVD premiere on February 15, 2016, so you should be able to get your hands on a DVD version if that’s your thing.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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