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Primal Finds a Home at IFC

It’s been a long road for Josh Reed’s Primal, but finally the flick concerning ancient evil has a place to rest its severed heads.

According to Screen Daily the flick starring Krew Boylan and Zoe Tuckwell-Smith has closed deals at Cannes with IFC Films coming away with US distro and Anolis handling things for Germany.

Check out the trailer below after the synopsis, and keep an eye on the official Primal website for more.

Official Synopsis:
12,000 years ago: the surviving members of a decimated Aboriginal tribe perform a sacred ritual to bind an ancient evil that has infiltrated their tribal land. As the carnage ensues, an artist paints the story of their demise on a nearby rock face, warning of the dangers interred within…

The present: Anja, a young university student, and four friends accompany Dace, an anthropology major, on a journey in search of the now legendary rock painting. The only evidence of its existence is the diary of a pioneer who saw the painting over one hundred years ago before going mad and murdering his family.

Their excitement on finding the painting is soon undercut by disquiet as one of them, Mel, becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the nearby billabong. Her condition rapidly worsens, and she regresses to a predatory, primal state and viciously attacks her friends.

The group is strained to the breaking point as their trip fast becomes a desperate fight for survival. When Anja discovers that a nearby tunnel may harbour their only hope for escape, she inadvertently draws closer to a final confrontation with the evil deep within the mountain.

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • FireRam

    Hmmm. Ok,let me see if I have my math right. The Ruins + Cabin Fever = Primal?

    And does that silly girl NOT watch horror? If you are supposed to kill your friend that becomes infected with some “whatever”, typically if you fail to do so (chicken out) you will ultimately DIE sometime later in the story.

    Ok, seriously though, it does look like it has (some) potential and I will see this.

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