THE RELIC: 7.5

I don't usually see horror/thriller movies, but with a free evening in London and this being their only showing that I hadn't seen, I went in: and I was glad I did. The terror and gore scenes (which are what keep me from seeing these types of films) were weaved into an interesting plot along with threads of humor. It was also laced with some underlying science; and thanks to Prof. Sternberg's two semesters of biology, I understood all of that, making it more interesting for me. Some good special effects toward the end.


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Internet Description: Rated: R

A researcher at Chicago's National History Museum returns from South America with some crates
containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to
be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the
crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt.
Vincent D'Agost who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an
interest in the contents of her colleague's creates. Unknown to both there is a large creature
roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's mayor is to
attend.