Friday, November 13, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Relic

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


DATE VIEWED: 11/13/2015

TITLE: The Relic 

FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 50 minutes



SYNOPSIS: A Chicago Police Detective and a museum researcher try to solve a string of murders committed by an evil monster from South America.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  If blood and gore is what you want, the more the merrier.  You gotta love a mythical creature from South America that lives to eat human brains.

PROS AND CONS: I am not a huge fan of this type of genre.  But like any genre, there are good films and bad films.  As for the horror category, this is one of the better ones.  

The film tries to hit all the bases regarding plot.  There is mention of religious retribution, a bit of viral context regarding the creature's evolution and finally the concept that the monster is a killing machine created by men to kill other men, much like a doomsday device.  What was missing was a love interest between the cop and the good looking scientist.  That would have covered ALL the bases.

What made this film entertaining were the graphic scenes.  You would expect these in any modern day horror film, but in this film they just went on and on and on.  I did not count, but I believe that there are at least 10 people that are decapitated in this film, and the viewer gets to see every bloody detail of each one.  

To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on

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