Relic / Alternative Ending - Ho1 2020

Crows are known for their uncanny ability to remember faces, solve complex puzzles, and even use tools to their advantage. But what if I told you that there's a psychological horror film that taps into the depths of the human mind with the same level of intelligence and intrigue?

Enter Relic, a 2020 Australian masterpiece that delves into the darkest corners of the human psyche, leaving audiences both captivated and unsettled.

Directed by Natalie Erika James and co-written with Christian White, this film takes us on a haunting journey that challenges our perceptions of reality and family bonds.

And now, dear readers, prepare yourselves for an alternate ending that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the human condition.

The new ending

As the film Relic reaches its climax, Kay, the protagonist, discovers the horrifying truth behind her mother's deteriorating mental state and the mysterious presence that haunts their family home. In the original ending, Kay confronts the manifestation of her mother's decayed self and ultimately chooses to embrace her, accepting the cycle of life and death.

However, the story takes an unexpected turn. As Kay confronts the decaying figure, she realizes that it is not her mother but a malevolent entity that has taken her form. The entity, known as the Relic, feeds on the fears and vulnerabilities of its victims, trapping them in a cycle of decay and despair.

In a desperate attempt to save her mother, Kay musters all her strength and confronts the Relic head-on. But instead of embracing it, she rejects its presence, refusing to succumb to its power. With a surge of determination, Kay manages to break free from the Relic's grasp, shattering its hold on her family.

As the Relic crumbles away, Kay's mother, still trapped within its clutches, begins to regain her sanity. The house, once consumed by darkness, is bathed in a warm, comforting light. Kay and her mother embrace, their love and resilience triumphing over the malevolence that plagued them.

In the aftermath, Kay and her mother embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. They seek out others who have fallen victim to the Relic, offering support and guidance to those trapped in its clutches.

Together, they form a support group, sharing their experiences and finding solace in their shared strength.

The film ends with a montage of the support group's meetings, showcasing the resilience and determination of those who have escaped the Relic's grasp. The final shot zooms out to reveal a world where the Relic's influence is slowly diminishing, leaving room for hope and healing.

Questions for discussions

  • 1. What will happen to the Relic now that it has lost its hold on Kay and her family?
  • 2. Will Kay and her mother be able to fully heal from the trauma they experienced?
  • 3. How will the support group help others who have been affected by the Relic?
  • 4. Will the Relic continue to exist in some form, or has it been completely destroyed?
  • 5. What other horrors might the Relic have caused before Kay and her mother were able to break free?
  • 6. How will Kay and her mother's newfound resilience and strength impact their relationship?
  • 7. Will the support group be able to find a way to permanently rid the world of the Relic's influence?
  • 8. What other supernatural entities or forces might exist in the world of the story?
  • 9. How will Kay and her mother's experiences with the Relic shape their perspectives on life and death?
  • 10. Will Kay and her mother ever be able to fully trust their own perceptions and reality again?
  • I have imagined other alternative endings for 'Relic'; check the link below or in the sidebar.

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