What’s on the menu for ‘Before We Vanish’

What’s on the menu, you ask? Alien invasion, body possession, killer Japanese schoolgirls… and marital strife, that’s what. After making the rounds of the festival circuit last year, Before We Vanish is ready for its closeup in North American theaters.
UPDATED: See the Gourmet Horror Review of Before We Vanish here (posted 02.09.18)
Here’s the official synopsis:
In his twentieth film, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse) reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, Before We Vanish reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs – and the value of the human spirit.


'Before We Vanish' official poster
Before We Vanish opens in select US theaters February 2nd, with wider release to follow. It stars Masami NagasawaRyûhei Matsuda, and Hiroki Hasegawa.


UPDATE: Read the Gourmet Horror Review of Before We Vanish here.

Scenes from 'Before We Vanish'