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Primal (2010)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  23 September 2010 (USA)
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A group of friends travel into the Australian wilds to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust.

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Complete credited cast:
Zoe Tuckwell-Smith ...
Anja
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Mel
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Chad
Rebekah Foord ...
Kris
Damien Freeleagus ...
Warren
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Dace
Mark Saunders ...
Painter (as Alfred Coolwell)
Walangari Karntawarra Jakamarra ...
Monster (as Walangari Karntawarra)
Stephen Shanahan ...
Settler
Ch'aska Cuba de Reed ...
Settler's Daughter
Santiago Cuba de Reed ...
Settler's Son
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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 Deeww

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Trivia

Lux Interior, 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 »

Goofs

When Chad and Anja are talking at the campfire, a mic appears at the top edge of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Chad: She's sick.
Dace: She's eating him!
Chad: She needs help.
Dace: She's fucking eating him.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the production of this motion picture (but many of the crew were attacked by leeches). See more »

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Shapeless
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
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Pretty good Australian horror film!!...
9 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I managed to watch this film on DVD last week and i found it to be a pretty good horror film actually. The story is about a girl called Anja and her five friends who join with this other student called Dace who happens to study anthropology. They decide to go on a journey to study a ancient type of rock painting. But soon after one of their friends called Mel wants to go swimming in this lake as it is nighttime, soon after getting out of the lake Mel finds herself covered in leaches she starts screaming for the others to try and get them off of her body. Eventually they manage to get her back to their tents and is given a bottle of water to drink. But suddenly she begins to bleed very badly. Soon after she begins to physically turn into to a vicious predatory look. So Mels lover and friends begin to realise that they are going to be the prey that she wants to attack, so she starts to begin to hunt them down. I found it to be a very gory film, but i enjoyed watching it very much 5/10


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