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Relic (2020)

R | | Drama, Horror | 10 July 2020 (USA)
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A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
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Cast overview:
Emily Mortimer ... Kay
Robyn Nevin ... Edna
Bella Heathcote ... Sam
Jeremy Stanford ... Alex
Chris Bunton ... Jamie
Christina O'Neill Christina O'Neill ... Grace
Catherine Glavicic ... Doctor Stanley
Steve Rodgers ... Constable Mike Adler
John Browning John Browning ... Nursing Home Man
Robin Northover Robin Northover ... Elderly Man
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Storyline

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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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Although they portray mother and daughter Emily Mortimer is only 15 years older than Bella Heathcote. See more »


Soundtracks

As Late As The Hour May Be
Written by Buddy Scott and Jimmy Radcliffe
Performed by Jimmy Radcliffe
Licensed courtesy of Liscris Productions
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Not bad
10 July 2020 | by kainsonSee all my reviews

Didn't expect much, especially with the other reviews ranging from adoration to grumpy disappointments. I was bored so I decided to watch it. Maybe with no expectations it became good? It can be a bit slow for some but not really, it's not even 90 minutes long and it told enough in that time. I think I got chills one time but maybe it's just because my window was open and I haven't had dinner yet, or maybe not. Feels like there is a lot of backstory to this that isn't told, or maybe that's left for the viewers own imagination. Mine is great so I could enjoy it as it is. Maybe some need more specifics to enjoy a story. Overall I'd say good job at not being a bad horror movie.


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English

Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relic See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$192,352, 5 July 2020

Gross USA:

$1,002,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,082,966
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2.35 : 1
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