Featuring Original Music By Ulaş Pakkan

Lakeshore Records will release BASKIN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 25th, on CD shortly thereafter.  In the vein of contemporary horror scores like HALLOWEEN and IT FOLLOWS, the album features the original score by Turkish composer Ulaş Pakkan.

“BASKIN has a timelessness and a post apocalyptic feel to it and we are not totally sure when this series of events is happening. We are given some small clues about the period in the beginning of the movie when we see Arda’s room,” Pakkan stated. “While I was creating the Arda’s theme, I tried to reflect the era of their childhood. Arda’s theme is the heart of the soundtrack. I reuse it in many of the scenes but arranged in multiple ways to create different vibes.”

Winner of the “Next Wave Award” of Fantastic Fest and an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, BASKIN features a five-man unit of cops on night patrol who 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.

Born 1980, Sinop, Ulaş Pakkan graduated from the Music Composition and Audio Engineering program at Istanbul Bilgi University.  Pakkan’s expertise includes composition for visual media, arranging and orchestration, mixing for music, sound design, electronic music production and 12 years of rock & jazz drumming experience. Over the years, he produced many EPs and albums ranging in styles of pop, rock, indie and dance, and has composed many jingles and several soundtracks in Turkey.

IFC Midnight presents BASKIN, in theaters and On Demand March 25, 2016.  Lakeshore Records will release BASKIN – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 25th, and it will be released on CD shortly thereafter.


1. Arda
2. 1987
3. Anne ve Babanın Ölümü (Death of the Parents)
4. Yeşil Vadi (Green Valley Restaurant)
5. Baba (The Father)
6. Mutfakta (At the Kitchen)
7. Miclal
8. Komi (Akif the Footboy)
9. Coşkun
10. Dere Boyu Kavaklar
11. Hilasnal
12. İçgüdüsel (Intuitive)
13. Baskın
14. İyi Polis, Kötü Polis (Good Cop, Bad Cop)
15. Karakol (The Ottoman Police Station)
16. Kaç (Run)
17. Kurbağa Avcıları (Frog Hunters)
18. Keçi (Goat)
19. Mezbaha (Butchery)
20. Remzi Başkan (Boss Remzi)
21. Çağrı (The Call)
22. Çizginin Ötesi (The Beyond)
23. Buranın Anahtarı Bende (I Got The Key to All This)
24. Kapı Açılıyor (The Door is Opening)
25. Anorig
26. Sunak (The Altar)