An electronic musician and a troubled fan are plunged into a hallucinogenic nightmare where they must confront an ancient Japanese entity - capable of bending space and time and wreaking havoc and death - in order to save their souls.


Fong Nickson (as Nickson Fong)


Fong Nickson (story), Eko Nonoyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Status: Post-production | See complete list of  »
Comments: All film photography has ended.
Updated: 6 November 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Colin Cunningham ... John
Liam Aiken ... Andy
Kiki Sukezane ... Maya
Alana de Freitas ... Dani
Nick Sakai ... Driver
Josie DiVincenzo ... Sharon
Sayuri Oyamada ... Yoko
Mitzi Akaha ... Lela
Takuma Anzai ... Kenji
Cassidy Thornton ... Brynlee
Corey Ronald Walter ... Funeral Attendee
Brandon Gill ... Chris
Akiko Shima ... Yone
Emma Caymares ... Aliss
Toru Uchikado ... Michihisa


Electronic musician Andy and aspiring singer Lela are haunted by nightmares and visions that neither understands. Ghostly apparitions, mysterious and archaic structures, bizarre and unearthly chanting, frightening instances of déjà vu, all begin to intrude on their waking lives, prompting them to embark on parallel journeys in search of answers. Andy becomes obsessed with the music of an anonymous fan, which may hold the key to his terrifying hallucinations. As people around him succumb to bizarre deaths, it becomes increasingly clear that he is next. He races against time to put all the pieces of the puzzle together before it's too late. Meanwhile, Lela is drawn to the remote countryside of Japan in order to confront a curse that has plagued her family for generations. She learns that an ancient entity known as Bashira is attempting to make its presence felt in our world, and only she alone may be able to stop it by enduring a grueling ritual that will test the limits of her sanity. ...

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English | Japanese

Also Known As:

Twisted Skin See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA

Company Credits

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Bashira, Robotic Vision See more »
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The script caused some controversy when it was tweeted by Twitter user Angry Asian Man that one line described the relationship of a "white girl" and "Asian guy" as "highly unrealistic... but this is a movie." See more »

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