Natalie Erika James next movie

The critical acclaim for Relic signaled the arrival of a promising new horror director with Natalie Erika James, whose debut feature is receiving all kinds of raves for its depiction of the horrors of dementia. And she’s already got several intriguing follow-up projects in the works, all of which will deal with the subgenre of personal horror, with some shades of horror classics like Rosemary’s Baby and The Wicker Man.

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Relic Director Interview

Drawing from personal family experience and a love of J-horror, Japanese-Australian writer/director Natalie Erika Jamesfeature debut hits all the emotional and cinematic marks with Relic. James used her 2016 short Creswick as a proof of concept for her debut and clearly has a knack for the horror genre, tapping into the emotional side of terror. 

I reviewed Relic last week and I recently had the chance to sit down with James to talk about the personal story behind the film, utilizing practical effects, and what she’s up to next.

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