Anja and five friends join anthropology student Dace on a journey to study a remote ancient rock painting. Their excitement vanishes when Mel becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the waterhole. Feverish bleeding confused she physically and mentally regresses to a vicious predatory state. Mel has gone primal. Mels lover and friends realize they are the prey as she savagely hunts them down. Before they can escape another one of them starts to regress posing a hideous choice kill their friends or be killed by them. Their only hope of survival is through a cave where Anja learns too late the meaning of the ancient rock art they came to study. Written by
Did You Know?
, of The Cramps, died a month before Primal started shooting. Director Josh Reed and costume designer Emily Schulz made a "RIP LUX" tee shirt which Warren wears throughout the film in his honor. See more
When Chad and Anja are talking at the campfire, a mic appears at the top edge of the picture. See more
She's eating him!
She needs help.
She's fucking eating him.
No animals were harmed in the production of this motion picture (but many of the crew were attacked by leeches). See more
Music by Eliot Fish
(as E.Fish), Rob Gibson
(as R. Gibson), Nick Kennedy (as N.Kennedy) & David Trumpmanis
(as D. Trumpmanis)
Lyrics by Eliot Fish
(as E. Fish)
Performed by Todd Sparrow
From the album "Modern Western" (Nonlinear Records/Inertia)
©2008 Nonlinear Records & Todd Sparrow See more