This was a very dark movie. And I don't mean dark as in gloomy, I mean there wasn't a whole lot of light in the film, which made it difficult to see what was going on. Even when the creature finally showed up, I really couldn't get an idea of what it was. And the movie was just too long. It's about an hour and fifty minutes. If they had cut out about 20 minutes of the annoying stuff, it would have been a little better. But even when you get past that, the plot was kind of weak. And it didn't get explained very well either. The title of the film didn't seem to have much to do with the creature. I think the title may have had something to do with the reason why the creature killed people, but like I said, that wasn't explained. A guy who works for a museum in Chicago, goes to Brazil to study a long lost tribe. He wants to send something back to the museum, and then things go wrong. Back in Chicago, something is killing people, and stealing parts of their brains. I must say, I've never seen a movie with so many people literally losing their heads. Many decapitations. Which I enjoy. But when I see a horror film, I like to be scared. A good horror film is one where when you go to bed, you can't sleep because you're afraid someone is going to get you. Go out and rent Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street and you'll see what I mean. The Relic isn't a horrible film, but I would rent it only if there isn't much else to choose from.