The Relic (1996)

the-relic-movie-poster-1996-1020211096By Scott Goldfine

An evolutionary mutant rampages through a Chicago museum in this savage and thrilling horror film. The tale focuses on a superstitious cop (Tom Sizemore) and a feisty scientist (Penelope Ann Miller) who join forces against the monster, which decapitates victims to consume part of their brains.

Director Peter Hyams does a fine job sustaining tension in the genre’s best entry since “Aliens.” Also stars Linda Hunt and James Whitmore. Rated R.

GRADE: B+

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