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IFC Picks Up Horror Film ‘Baskin’ in Toronto

Can Evrenol’s bloody Turkish-language thriller played in the festival’s Midnight Madness section

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Can Evrenol’s Turkish-language horror thriller “Baskin,” following an enthusiastic screening at the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival.

The film follows five cops, working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere, who are dispatched to investigate a disturbance. Isolated and without back-up,they find themselves confronting a labyrinthine ruin.

Pushing ever further into the depths of the lair, they discover that they’ve stumbled into the squalid and blood-soaked den led by The Father — the master of all their nightmares — who will plunge them into the very mouth of madness.

The bloody film has become a calling card for Evrenol, who recently signed with WME for representation.

Muge Buyuktalas of MO Films produced, while Todd Brown of XYZ Films and Mike Hostench executive produced. The film stars Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, Muharrem Bayrak.

The deal was brokered by Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers and by Arianna Bocco for IFC.

International sales are being handled by the Salt. Company.