Since its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival this past January, Relic (2020) has been one of the most awaited horror films of the year. Dark, creepy and tense, the film is called to outstand in front of so many other productions in this so very saturated subgenre as is evil spirit and haunted house movies, standing next to what could be the most relevant title in the last years, The Conjuring (2013) and its sequel.
In Relic (2020), 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 clashed 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.
Relic (2020) is the debut feature film as a director of Natalie Erika James, an awards-winner thanks to her horror short film Creswick (2017). She has also been co-writer of the screenplay together with frequent collaborator Christian White. The movie has been produced by Jake Gyllenhaal via his banner Nine Stories Productions, and the Russo Brothers via AGBO.
The main cast for Relic (2020) is formed by Emily Mortimer (Transsiberian (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Mary (2019)), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows (2012), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), The Neon Demon (2016)), and veteran Robyn Nevin (The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Gods of Egypt (2016)). Together with them, Chris Bunton, Steve Rodgers, Jeremy Stanford, and Catherine Glavicic also star.
Relic (2020) will be available on Video on Demand platforms on July 3, 2020. Here you can find the new trailer for the movie:
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