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.
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.
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.
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.
Who would've thought turkish horror would be up to par with the japanese monopolisation of the genre. The Clive Barker vibes and Paranormal Activities stereotypes merged pretty well, while the entirety of it felt like the most vivid personification of evil I've seen so far
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.