The Relic

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"The Next Evolution In Terror."
  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 5.8  (29,473)
  • 55

The Relic is a horror film released in 1997 featuring a star-studded cast that includes Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, and Linda Hunt. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The storyline of The Relic begins with an anthropologist named Dr. John Whitney (Lewis Van Bergen) traveling to South America to study ancient artifacts. He brings back a mysterious crate to a Chicago museum, where a gala is being organized to celebrate the new exhibition. During the event, museum guests and staff start to show odd behavior and one by one, bodies begin to pile up.

The Chicago Police Department, led by Lt. Vincent D'Agosta (Tom Sizemore), investigates the deaths and discover an ancient creature known as the "Kothoga" is responsible. The Kothoga is a monster that is said to exist only in myths and legends. The creature is a manifestation of the combination of traditional African and South American mythical creatures. With the help of evolutionary biologist Dr. Margo Green (Penelope Ann Miller), Lt. D'Agosta must find a way to kill the beast before it can kill any more innocent people.

The plot of the movie is well written and executed, and the movie makes for an entertaining and intense watch. The special effects and makeup for the Kothoga are impressive and terrifying, adding to the overall horror aspect of the film. The film also successfully incorporates a bit of science and history into the plot, making it not just an ordinary monster movie.

The Relic is notable for the performances of the lead actors, specifically Linda Hunt as Anne Cuthbert, the museum curator who plays a pivotal role in uncovering the truth behind the Kothoga. Linda's performance is subtle and powerful, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the movie. Tom Sizemore is fantastic as the tough but compassionate cop, while Penelope Ann Miller's portrayal of Margo Green is a standout especially in her interactions with Tom Sizemore's character.

Overall, The Relic is an enjoyable and suspenseful horror movie that has enough scares and thrills to keep viewers hooked from start to finish. The film boasts of high production quality, impressive monster design, and a talented cast. If you are looking for a thrilling monster movie with a bit of science and history, then The Relic is a fantastic choice.

The Relic is a 1997 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 55.

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    5.8  (29,473)
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