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Exclusive “BASKIN” production art reveals graphic visions of hellNews Michael Gingold
The Turkish horror film BASKIN, opening this Friday, has been celebrated for its horrific visuals since it began its festival tour last year. We’ve got an exclusive look at the concept art from which those images sprang after the jump.
Hitting select theaters and VOD via IFC Films under its IFC Midnight banner, BASKIN was directed by Cam Evrenol from a script he wrote with Cem Özüduru. The latter, a well-known comic book artist in Turkey, created all the production art and storyboards for the movie; his website, which includes more BASKIN material, can be found here. The synopsis: “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.”
See the trailer below the art, and look for more BASKIN coverage at this site in the coming days.