Having caused a real stir on the horror festival circuit of late, Can Evrenol’s brutal Turkish horror Baskin has secured a VOD and limited cinema release in the United States.
According to a tweet from Clout Communications’ Twitter feed this morning, the film hits both platforms on March 25th.
The film’s UK premiere will be held during the FrightFest strand of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. Evrenol himself will host a Q&A at the screening at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Saturday February 27th, in a day full of high-profile screenings. Baskin screens at 7pm on the day (limited tickets available here), immediately before the Goetze brothers’ polarising Martyrs remake and FrightFest closer The Devil’s Candy, director Sean Byrne’s long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s cult sensation The Loved Ones.
Check out the Baskin trailer here.
Late last year I made it along to a short film showcase evening hosted by Scottish director Andy Stewart to mark the launch of his latest production, Remnant. Also on the bill that night was the short film from which the feature version of Baskin has been adapted. Based on the short and the buzz that the feature has received so far, it’s easy to see why this is shaping up to be one of the festival’s most talked-about screenings.
According to IMDB, the film’s synopsis is as follows:
“A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.”
Full lineup and ticketing information for the festival is available here.