Civilization and Its Discontents finally gets the movie adaptation/perversion it deserves, replete with primal scene, father-slaying, mother-rutting, and the meat-grinding merry-go-round of authority's establishment and deposition. I'm not sure whether Freud mentions frogs. 2.9.
Solid horror movie that both fails and delivers in equal measures. The plot is very thin and makes little sense in the conventional way but the director manages to keep things fresh with good visuals and sounds/score. The acting is decent and the effects are effective. It feels like a mix of more succesful horror movies but has a voice of its´own despite this. Will watch this again for sure at some point.
There are shots and angles that are more fitting to be a closing part of Argento's "The Three Mothers" trilogy instead of the actual third part. Hell imagery is masterfully balanced between artistic and splatter form. Sadly, story tries to grab as much symbolism and abrupt change of tone and pacing as possible - even if it's against its own sake - so it's concluded as well crafted, messy piece of forgettable horror.
Whatever horror story was intended to be told in Baskin seems to have been halfway lost inside the mind of director Can Evrenol. I appreciate the old school slasher aesthetic and for what it's worth, it's quite original; but it lacks satisfaction from an audience perspective.
Despite a polished style and a good amount of memorable scenes, Baskin is a film that has both its heart in the conventional and the unique. It suffers from an identity crisis, never knowing whether to go for simple-minded shocks or something more personal. It's as familiar in its concepts and plot as it's in ambitious story, which makes it feel emotionally scattershot. It should have picked one tone and ran with it.
It started promising but the follow-through,even though delivered a lot, was very weak. Progressively, it even reached an astonishingly surreal and deranged pedestal, however, ultimately, the thin script was hard to pass.