Trailer: Relic streams at LFF before October release
James R | On 26, Sep 2020
Horror fans are in for a double treat this October, as FrightFest Presents’ latest offering, Relic, heads to the London Film Festival before also getting a digital and cinema release at the end of the month.
The debut feature from writer and director Natalie Erika James, the film wowed at the Sundance Film Festival in January, when it had its world premiere.
When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin, The Matrix, Top of the Lake), inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer, Mary Poppins the Returns, The Party & Shutter Island) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote, The Neon Demon) 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 behaviour turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her.
The film is produced by Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw of Carver Films alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Nine Stories Productions. The film is executive produced by the Russo brothers’ AGBO Films. The film will be released by Signature Entertainment in partnership with the Frightfest Presents Label.
The film will stream online at 8.45pm on 9th October as part of the London Film Festival. It will then be released in cinemas and online on 30th October.
Here’s the trailer: