Primal

  • 18
  • Josh Reed (2010)
  • Aus
  • 80 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Backpackers in the outback are turned into cannibal zombie killers in this silly Oz horror about an ancient evil lurking among lost Aborigine cave paintings. Slickly put together, it's a pretty pointless exercise in latex appliances that rolls through all the standard clich├ęs as its bickering, barely likeable characters are turned, one by one, into monsters. First to suffer is sex-crazed teen Mel (Krew Boylan), who's transformed into a snarling, sabre-toothed she-beast and forced to leap through the bush like the Bionic Woman. She gets off lightly: later victims are raped by tentacles and impregnated with blob creature babies. Not a patch on the best Oz horror, like Razorback or Wolf Creek, Primal's black-humoured silliness only manages to raise the odd chuckle. Picnic at Hanging Rock was never like this...

Plot Summary

Horror starring Zoe Tuckwell-Smith. While on a trip to study ancient rock paintings, one of a group of outback backpackers goes for a swim in a waterhole and becomes delirious. Soon she has regressed to a primal state, and her friends become her prey.

Cast and crew

Cast

Anja
Zoe Tuckwell-Smith
Dace
Wil Traval
Mel
Krew Boylan
Chad
Lindsay Farris
Kris
Rebekah Foord
Warren
Damien Freeleagus

Crew

Director
Josh Reed

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on DVD
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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