We confess that we have always had a soft spot for stories that somehow refer to the world created by H. P. Lovecraft or arouse comparisons with his work, so when we heard about this science fiction horror film, Synchronic, like a “Lovecraftian nightmare”, we were immediately intrigued. Even more by seeing the trailer, which features two prominent protagonists like Jamie Dornan e Anthony Mackie, the Falcon of the Avengers.
The film is directed by a couple known to horror fans, Justin Benson e Aaron Moorhead, who have signed films like Spring e The Endless, as well as a segment of V/H/S. Synchronic it will be released in America in traditional theaters and drive-ins on October 23, although the authors have expressed the opposite opinion on Twitter, as they consider it unwise to go to the cinema during this period.
The story sees two paramedics from New Orleans (Mackie’s hometown, by the way), whose lives are turned upside down when they come across a string of bizarre deaths linked to a synthetic drug that has supernatural effects. From the trailer we understand that the character of Mackie, to cure himself of a serious illness, begins to use it, only to find himself transported to a world from which it is almost impossible to return.