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 and confused she physically and mentally regresses to a vicious predatory state. Mel has gone primal. Mel's lover and friends realize they are the prey as she savagely hunts them down. Before they can escape 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.
Did You Know?
Josh Reed made the 12,000 year time-lapse sequence at the beginning of the film by individually photoshopping almost 300 frames. If you go through frame by frame you can see Josh buried to his neck in one frame towards the end, and his daughter, Ch'aska, peeking out from behind a tree in another frame. See more
When Chad and Anja are talking at the campfire, a mic appears at the top edge of the picture. See more
Quarter of a billion alpha males in this world, and we get the dog-shit one!
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