Indie Gems: Baskin

Not your average patrol night.

A group of Turkish police offers respond to a call for back up in a nearby town. When they arrive at the abandoned building, they find a black mass and a portal to Hell. 

For my horror themed Indie Gems this month, I started with a documentary that is an actual horror story, some camp, a home invasion flick, and figured I'd end the month with something truly gory. Like, uncomfortable gore. The last 20 minutes or so of this movie are hard to watch and I found myself actually looking away a few times.

This one is a slow burn. Half the movie happens before they get to the building where shit hits the fan. In fact, it's so good at building dread that I almost chickened out during it because I started to wonder if this was going to end up being like Martyrs. (I still find Martyrs to be the harder watch)

Admittedly, the story is pretty weak, but the cinematography is gorgeous. The movie is practically bathed in red and really sets the tone for all the terrible things to come. The score is hauntingly perfect. It's not an easy watch, but it's one I'm glad to have made it through. 

Grade: B-

Watched on: Netflix Instant

Memorable Quote:"I keep having that same dream." - Arda (Gorkem Kasal)


  1. The last twenty minutes of this of are indeed very gory...its

    I like how you mentioned the cinematography, it was gorgeous. It's an interested, if flawed film but I'm glad it was your standard horror film.

    1. I feel like it achieved enough to outweigh the flaws that it had. Honestly, the build to it was wonderful, especially since it made me consider turning it of because I got Martyrs flashbacks lol.

  2. I really had a hard time getting into this. I think I got only 30 mins in and started it, like, a month ago. I still haven't finished lol

    1. It's a slow burn. So you missed all the gory shit? lol


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