'Synchronic' Trailer: Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan Discover "Things That Are Far Worse Than Death"

Synchronic Still - Publicity - H 2019
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Also starring Katie Aselton and Ally Ioannides, the film is directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the creative duo behind 2017's sci-fi horror 'The Endless.'

Well Go USA has released the first full trailer for its mind and time-bending thriller Synchronic, starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan.

The mainstream crossover debut for indie directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the creative team behind 2017's similarly trippy sci-fi horror film The Endless, Synchronic follows two New Orleans paramedics, Steve (Mackie) and Dennis (Dornan). Both find themselves responding to multiple violent and strange accidents that — with the help of a pill — lead them into a terrifying truth about reality and time.

"You know they say we see everything once in this game," Dennis says over the image of an ambulance racing across a bridge. "Pretty sure we've never seen this."

As the two enter a gruesome scene, the camera swings to a message spray-painted on a wall that reads, "Time is a lie." The unsettling incidents are increasingly weighing on Steve, who admits he's struggling to find meaning in his life and work. Steve then turns to a new designer drug left at the scene of their last call. After ripping the pills from their packages, Steve places duct tape on the floor of his apartment building and turns to a camera.

"If you're watching this, I'm probably trying to convince you of something pretty unbelievable or... I'm dead," he says, before he's seen walking around a frozen tundra.

Steve is then thrown into a series of odd locations that appear both in and outside of time, before pulling Dennis, whose eldest daughter has disappeared, into his bizarre trips. In spite of Dennis' concerns for his life, Steve ignores his friend's warnings and falls farther down the rabbit hole where he comes face-to-face with "things that are far worse than death."

Unable to deal with reality, Steve must confront his obsession with a supposed psychedelic that's suddenly making people disappear. "The clock keeps ticking down," Steve says, before he's seen fleeing from a series of horrifying entities.

Written by Benson, the film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and also stars Katie Aselton and Ally Ioannides. Synchronic will hit theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 23.

Watch the trailer below.