‘Next Exit’ Trailer: Mali Elfman's Latest Asks What Happens When Death Isn’t The End

What happens when life isn’t the end? When a scientist proves the existence of the afterlife, two misfits race to discover how to get there as soon as possible to leave their dark pasts behind. But at what cost?

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That’s the premise of director Mali Elfman’s latest film, “Next Exit,” a psychological horror that pushes the boundaries between life and death. Known for her films “The Party’s Just Beginning” and “Neurotica,” “Next Exit” focuses on Rose and Teddy who join forces to leave their life behind.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis: 

When a research scientist makes national news proving she can track people into the afterlife, Rose sees a way out and Teddy sees his chance to finally make it. These two strangers, both harboring dark secrets, race to join the doctor’s contentious study and leave this life behind. While Rose is haunted by a ghostly presence that she can’t outrun, Teddy is forced to confront his past. As these two misfits humorously quarrel their way across the country, they meet people along the way who force them to reckon with what is really driving them.

The movie stars Karen Gillan as the lead scientist. Gillan has most recently worked on Netflix’s COVID-19 movie “The Bubble.” Gillan is better known for her role as Nebula in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, and as Amy Pond in the British sci-fi show, “Doctor Who.” “Next Exit” also stars Katie Parker, Rahul Kohli, Rose Mciver, Tongayi Chirisa, Tim Griffin, Diva Zappa, and Nico Evers-Swindell.

“Next Exit” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on June 10, 2022. Watch the trailer below.