The Must-See Movie of the Year! This bold, provocative drama from bad boy fillmmaker Greg Araki unfolds an honest, intelligent story of young love, sexual abuse and individual self-discovery. Based on the Scott Heim novel, Araki’s powerful and critically acclaimed film features outstanding performances by Joseph Gordon Levitt and Brady Corbet.
When he was eight, Brian Lackey woke up in the crawlspace beneath his house with his nose bleeding, having no idea how he got there. After that, his life is different he is afraid of the dark, wets the bed and is plagued by terrible nightmares. Now 18, Brian believes that he was abducted by aliens.
Neil McCormick is the ultimate beautiful outsider, the boy everyone loves from afar but is afraid of when they get too close. Also 18, Neil longs for the relationship he had with his baseball coach when he was eight years old.
Neil’s search for what he thinks is love leads him to New York City. Brian’s search for what happened to him leads him to Neil. Together they come to realize that the events that shaped them most were not what they seemed to be.
Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, MYSTERIOUS SKIN puts us inside the hearts and minds of two very different boys living very different lives who maybe aren’t as different as they first appear.
Awards & Quotes
“Mysterious Skin is infused with remarkable tenderness and beauty.” – New York Times
“This beautifully made and haunting film is ultimately explicit without being exploitative.” – Reel.Com
“By the end of Mysterious Skin, I felt physically exhausted but I also felt satisfied at the way it all falls into place.” – Film Threat
“A fearless, challenging film with terrific performances.” – IGN Filmforce
- 16 X 9 Feature Commentary Track with Gregg Araki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt + Brady Corbet International Trailer Mysterious Skin Book Reading Actor's Audition Tape Deleted Scenes DTS 5.1 Soundtrack
- Commentary Track
- Photo Gallery
- Deleted Scenes
- Book Reading
- Audition Tape
- Theatrical Trailer