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Relic (2020)

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When Edna—the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family—goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
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Meredith Morgenstern
August 10, 2020
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Despite our youth-obsessed society, growing old is a privilege afforded mostly to first-world countries. Even then, aging well — staying physically and mentally fit — remains out of reach for many. The loss of control over one’s own body and mind can be frightening, and for those watching it happen to loved ones, it can be a horror show. This fear then leads to one of the last stands of prejudice in many western societies: agism. Nothing causes fear quite like a loss of control, and nothing causes loss of control quite like the process of aging. Relic (2020, Prime Video) runs with this idea to create a modern masterpiece of quiet horror where the only monsters are that of mental and physical breakdown. The domestic sphere of house and home are already linked to womanhood, and in the case of Relic that link becomes literal. Read more here: https://medium.com/incluvie/relic-presents-the-fear-of-aging-589d52519768?source=friends_link&sk=83aa2ad79ad6a78df8bac1a5efa531ff

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When Edna—the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family—goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.

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Genre:Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directed By:Natalie Erika James
Written By:Natalie Erika James, Christian White
In Theaters:7/3/2020
Box Office:$302,380
Runtime:89 minutes
Studio:Nine Stories Productions, AGBO, Carver Films, Film Victoria, Screen Australia, Russo Brothers, IFC Films

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