Relic ★★★½

The monstrous figure haunting a grandmother's house is a symbolic representation of her progressing dementia. It is a thinly disguised analogy. But it works. It reminds me of how much The Babadook (2014) is a metaphor for the mother's grief. What is with the Australian horror movies using supernatural symbolism to represent a woman's emotional, physical, or mental condition? I did enjoy the story of Relic and the interaction between the characters. I viewed it as a story about a family's emotional struggle with an aging relative more than being another supernatural horror story. It is a sad situation having to see anyone mentally digress due to the repercussions of dementia and other similar health conditions. You would like to help them get better, but it feels like the available options are severely limited.