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.