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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Presents: BASKIN
September 11 @ 9:00 pm
The first Monday of each month, we’re teaming up with Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and IFC Midnight for screenings of recent and upcoming horror films. In celebration of Can Evrenol’s new film, which will open the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, we will be screening his debut: BASKIN.
“It’s the kind of arthouse horror that becomes a household name among genre fans. It’s so shocking (at times) and so astoundingly well made that, if anything, I think it puts an exclamation stamp next to Can Evrenol’s name as one of the futures of horror.” – Bloody Disgusting
“Hey, Nicolas Winding Refn: this is how it’s done.” – Time Out
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 slippages pull the carpet from under your feet and keep you guessing right up to the final moment. A wildly original whatsit that reconfirms Turkey as the breakout national cinema of the moment.
Dir. Can Evrenol. 97 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.