Primal (2010)





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A group of friends venture into the wilds of Australia to study an ancient rock painting, and comes face to face with an ancient evil when one of them experiences a terrifying transformation. The excursion was going great until Mel decided to go skinny-dipping in a nearby basin, and emerges bloodied and confused. Later, when Mel starts to sprout razor sharp teeth and appears to turn rabid, her friends become the prey in a vicious, bloody hunt. Before long yet another one of them begins showing … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Reed
On DVD: Jan 25, 2011
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Critic Reviews for Primal

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 18, 2010
Top Critic

A forgettable and underwhelming survival horror picture...

Full Review… | November 21, 2012
Cinema Crazed

As monster movies go, 'Primal' ends up being worthwhile through its own simplicity.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012

Primal is neither original nor well polished, but it brings the gore like a respectable genre outing should.

Full Review… | January 27, 2011
What Would Toto Watch?

...wears out its welcome to an almost astonishing degree.

Full Review… | January 25, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Writer/director/editor Josh Reed's low budget Australian horror film doesn't really take his audience anyplace new, but he does so with effective suspense, decent gore effects and some well placed humor.

Full Review… | December 30, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Primal


A good time had by all!!! I have to say that I didn't hate it. I watched it all, and found the creatures mighty interesting...Not a great movie, but entertaining enough for me, I guess.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

In the depths of the Australian Outback a group goes searching for ancient cave paintings only to find much more than they bargained for ... Look for some suspenseful moments and a heap o'gore in this not original but still effective horror outing.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A not bad straight to DVD infection type horror. It has some funny moments, not always intentionally, along with some gore and well exploited story line. It's not great, but more than watchable if you're a horror fan.

Dean King

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