With the abundance of CGI in horror movies nowadays (although there are a few exceptions), it’s nice to take a trip down ‘Practical Effects Lane‘ once in a while and appreciate a simpler time when a movie monster didn’t look like a video game.
Thinking about this, my thoughts transcended me to 1997 for the ‘creature feature’ known as The Relic. The story is somewhat simple (monster runs amok in a Chicago museum), but what I didn’t necessarily “love” back then when I first watched it – I have grown to appreciate more so here in 2018. Let’s have a taste below of what I’m talking about:
Oh – slight disclaimer: There are quite a few beheadings in this movie. But as you can see from the clip, the practical effects on the monster are rather impressive. And it will be no surprise to anyone that those effects were done by Stan Winston’s FX company. I do love me a good ‘creature feature’ movie and love it even more when I can see the work that’s put into creating the monster. And if you have the same goals while watching a monster movie and you haven’t seen The Relic, then seek it out and enjoy the throwback nature of it. Did I mention it’s set in Chicago btw??? I’m from that area, so that enhanced my experience. I’m sure that fact bored the hell out of you.