"a very disturbing and emotional commentary on dementia and how it affects loved ones"
Now this is a personal me thing but I usually don't like slow burn horror films where they take their time to tell the story or build tension, but RELIC certainly makes an exception to this tradition in horror.
Kay (Emily Mortimer) and her daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) go looking for Kay's mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) when she goes missing in a forest near her house. After a couple of days Edna suddenly returns and acts as if everything is ok much to her daughter's concerns.
Kay and Sam soon realize that Edna is suffering from dementia and that it is taking a toll not only on herself but her loved ones around her. Kay reluctantly looks to move Edna into a rest home all the while Edna's condition gets worse as the very house she is living in starts revealing it's dark side as more secrets about the house and Edna come to light that force Kay and Sam to fight for thier own survival whilst also trying desperately to help Edna.
For a film that is a slow burner, it has nothing but tension throughout that is very affective and had so many amazingly well-done shots. it has a very creepy atmosphere to it. The score from Brian Reitzell was above average and Robyn Nevin's performance was stellar also. Natalie Erika James has written and directed a very disturbing and emotional commentary on dementia and how it affects loved ones.