The Relic (1997) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Peter Hyams’ The Relic (1997) was recently on Netflix so I decided to watch it again. I love how the beginning of the movie reels you in with the promise of a deep horror movie. We start off with a scientist sending leaves with orange spots back to the Chicago Museum of Natural History. After some time the fellow scientists discover that the fungi on the leaves are the new discovery.
The tribe are briefly featured in a flashback and it was great. After that we get a classic horror movie cookie cutter movie where a damsel (scientist Dr. Margo Green played by Penelope Anne Miller) fights off the lizard creature that eats the fungi off the leaves. This is science meets horror but I felt the movie just did not flow the way it should have.
There are moments of okay action but just not enough to redeem the movie. I will not watch this again.
Synopsis:A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
About The Relic (1997)
Starring: Lindy Booth, Tia Carrere, David Proval, Tom Sizemore, Jophery C. Brown, John Kapelos, Tico Wells, Gene Davis, Mike Bacarella, Robert Lesser, Penelope Ann Miller, Clayton Rohner, Ralph Seymour, Tanja Reichert, James Whitmore, Thomas Ryan, Chi Muoi Lo, Diane Robin, Lewis Van Bergen, Constance Towers, Francis X. McCarthy, Audra Lindley, John DiSanti, Dave Graubart, Ronald Joshua Scott, Thomas Joseph Carroll, Montrose Hughes, Santos Morales, LaDonna Tittle, Eddie Jemison
Runtime: 110 minutes
Director: Jorge Montesi, Paolo Barzman, Jonathan Hackett, Terry Ingram, Don McCutcheon
MPAA Rating: R