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Primal

Primal

Josh Reed (2010)

80min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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...

Summary

Six friends travel into the Outback in search of a legendary prehistoric cave painting, only for one of them to fall prey to an ancient curse and turn into a bloodthirsty monster. As she turns on her friends, those she attacks suffer the same transformation, leaving those who are left searching for a way to break the spell. Australian horror, with Zoe Tuckwell-Smith and Krew Boylan.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD

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