PRIMAL (2010) Reviews and overview



‘It’s kill… or be killed’

Primal is a 2010 Australian horror film written, edited and directed by Josh Reed, based on a story co-written with co-producer Nigel Christensen.The movie stars Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris, Rebekah Foord, Damien Freeleagus, Wil Traval.


A group of friends travel into the Australian wilds to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their minds but a primal bloodlust…


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screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-21-43-15“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. Some of his effects aren’t up to snuff, but they’re almost endearing in that indie spirit kind of way…” Reeling Reviews

“You would think a survivalist horror film about a group of campers fighting off monsters born from stagnant infected lake water would be material for a gripping and intense horror film. But you’d be wrong. In fact, most of “Primal” is quite tedious and rote. I wanted to be choked with tension throughout most of Primal and just found myself basically yawning and zoning out for the most part…” Cinema Crazed


“All in all, Primal is very enjoyable and expertly constructed. Garnering only 4.8 out of 10 on IMDb, it leads me to think that people who rate movies on that site are either crazy, just don’t know anything about films, or were looking for big budget studio horror and ended up disappointed. Maybe all three. As for them, I refer them all to the last word spoken by Anja in the film. Now go enjoy this movie.” Fan Girl Magazine


“There’s obviously not a lot of substance here. This is a basic horror story of people trying to survive in a remote location with a creature trying to kill them. It’s been done before and done better, but Primal is still good, gross fun for fans of splatter cinema.” The Aisle Seat

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Filming locations:

Heathcote Scout Training Centre, Heathcote, New South Wales, Australia

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