‘Relic’ review: High-end horror of a family in decay

Status horror has turn into a style unto by itself in the past handful of years — ranging from the blockbuster achievements of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and “Us” to arthouse breakouts like Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” and people slipping in between, like Ari Aster’s “Hereditary.”

“Relic,” which premiered at the Sundance Movie Pageant before this yr, doesn’t attain the heights of the style, but it does have its roots firmly in the realm of fellow Sundance alums “Babadook” and “Hereditary.” The promising directorial debut of Australian-Japanese filmmaker Natalie Erika James utilizes horror tropes to tease out complex loved ones

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