There are many exciting genre releases to look forward to in the month of February. If you’re a sci-fi fan, Parallel from director Kourosh Ahari is set to hit theaters on February 23. Now, ahead of its haunting release, Parallel’s first trailer is a twisted take on a parents' worst nightmare.

What’s ‘Parallel’ About?

The film follows a couple, Vanessa and Alex (Danielle Deadwyler and Aldis Hodge), who go to their lake house to help cope with the recent loss of their son. They’re accompanied by Alex’s brother Martel (Edwin Hodge), but nothing can prepare them when Alex gets attacked by a parallel version of herself and different versions of the same person can’t coexist in the same place in the multiverse. The heavy trailer filled with grief does a great job setting the dyer tone and the compellingly tragic conundrum Alex faces. While this is being pegged as a sci-fi thriller, there are more than a few horror elements, creepy shots and concepts that are sure to peak any type of genre fan’s interest. Especially considering the bleak themes at play paired with some emotionally striking direction.