‘Relic’ Trailer: Emily Mortimer And Bella Heathcote Lead Sundance’s Breakout Haunted House Film

Wasn’t there just a trailer for the Sundance horror Relic barely a month ago? Why yes, yes there was. You know my feelings on this. If your movie needs attention that badly, then somethin’ ain’t right. Fortunately, Relic has the benefit of Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, and some terrific buzz from Park City.

A different take on the haunted house story, Relic tells the story of three generations of women in a spooky country home where the eldest recent vanished under mysterious circumstances. That leaves it to the other women in the family to find out what happened, only to be thrown for a loop when she returns under circumstances just as strange.

The film stars Mortimer, Heathcote, and Robyn Nevin, with Natalie Erika James as director and co-writer.

SYNOPSIS: When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) 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. All three generations of women are brought together through trauma and a powerful sense of strength and loyalty to face the ultimate fear together.

Relic hits theaters and VOD on July 10th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.