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The B-Movie Podcast: Monster Mash – The Relic

October means one thing (other than pumpkin spice everything)… horror films! All month long we’re curating Horror-Themed double features. We continue with The Relic!

One wished that The Relic was a huge hit as anyone who’s read the Preston and Child novels about this particular universe knows, it’s supremely interesting. The film still works as a standalone in of itself. The adaptation keeps much but loses some important points (like FBI agent Pendergast who would eventually become the lead in the books). The concept and the set pieces remain thanks in large part to the work done by the screenwriters this is a fun loose dumb movie. Directed by Timecop’s Peter Hyams the film is as slick as late 90’s studio horror films come. Gore aplenty, hilariously bad macho tough guy lines, Linda Hunt, lots of slimy ooze, great physical effects and did I mention Linda Hunt??? It’s all too good a package to not have been a hit. Luckily for us it wasn’t and we’re talking about it here!!!

Release Year: 1997
Director: Peter Hyams
Writer(s): Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jiffa, Amanda Silver, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Cast of Note: Penelope Ann Miller, Lina Hunt, Tom Sizemore, James Whitmore, Clayton Rohner, Chi Muoi Lo, Thomas Ryan

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