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Horrible and rapturous and odd. One of the best horror films of the decade.

— Chris Alexander, Shock Till You Drop

A spine-tingling tale straight outta hell.

— Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting

Weird and wonderful and very bloody.

— Ryland Aldrich, Twitch Film

An IFC Midnight Release | Turkey | Mar 25th, 2016 | 97 MINS | NR

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.

Director

  • Can Evrenol

Executive Producer

  • Muge Buyuktalas

Writers

  • Can Evrenol
  • Ercin Sadikoglu
  • Cem Ozuduru
  • Ogulcan Eren Akay