Primal

  • 18
  • Josh Reed (2010)
  • Aus
  • 80 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
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 clichés 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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