Terminus, from South African writer and co-director Marc Furmie, is a science fiction thriller about a man whose quiet, small-town life is forever changed when he car-crashes his way into close contact with an alien organism. Can he save the world—and convince his skeptical daughter to help him in his quest?

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Here’s the official synopsis:

Blinded by the light of a falling meteor, David (Jai Koutrae) has a devastating car accident, leading to a profound discovery: an extra-terrestrial organism that may contain the secret of life itself. When David goes missing for two days, Annabelle (Kendra Appleton) searches for her father only to discover him wandering the forest, without so much as a scratch. David’s mysterious reappearance draws the attention of federal authorities and gives Annabelle reason to doubt his sanity. But David has a new sense of purpose, fueled by nightmarish visions. Driven by what he believes is an otherworldly purpose, David must convince Annabelle to believe him and complete his task before government agents can stop him, and the world destroys itself.

In this clip, a horrified Annabelle watches as her father demonstrates the (decidedly creepy) object’s amazing healing powers:

Here’s the trailer, too:

Terminus hits theaters and VOD on January 22.