A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
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Complete credited cast:
Robyn Nevin ... Edna
Emily Mortimer ... Kay
Bella Heathcote ... Sam
Steve Rodgers ... Constable Mike Adler
Chris Bunton ... Jamie
Robin Northover Robin Northover ... Elderly Man
Catherine Glavicic ... Doctor Stanley
Christina O'Neill Christina O'Neill ... Grace
John Browning John Browning ... Nursing Home Man
Jeremy Stanford ... Alex
Ellie Dewhurst Ellie Dewhurst ... Figure
Isabella Clegg Isabella Clegg ... Figure
Alex Cotterell Alex Cotterell ... Figure
Charly Thorn Charly Thorn ... Figure


When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she's been clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna's behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. With RELIC, first-time writer/director Natalie Erika James crafts an unforgettable new spin on the haunted-house movie. Written by IFC Midnight

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some horror violence/disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Very unique horror, I had to shut it off.
23 July 2020 | by emailme123See all my reviews

This is well done and I can't say I have seen anything like it. The actors are very good and the script is creative and well timed. It's a fairly slow burn but not enough to lose your attention. I love a good horror but this one hit too close to home. I couldn't handle it. That's never happened before. When I was a teenager, my best friend and I, used to get rocked and go see movies like The Exorcist. So, when I say I couldn't handle THIS movie, that says something. If you love a good horror and you are the target audience, this one will give you nightmares. If you're not the target audience, it probably won't phase you. For instance, if you are afraid of flying, then movies about aircraft accidents will effect you. If you are not afraid of flying you can mentally step back and not get nervous watching a movie about airplane accidents. It's like that. If something like this has even remotely touched your life, this movie will rattle your cage big time.

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Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relic See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$192,352, 5 July 2020

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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