Synopsis: Anja and five friends join anthropology student Dace on a journey to study a remote ancient rock painting. Their excitement vanishes when Mel becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the waterhole. Feverish bleeding confused she physically and mentally regresses to a vicious predatory state. Mel has gone primal. Mels lover and friends realize they are the prey as she savagely hunts them down. Before they can escape another one of them starts to regress posing a hideous choice kill their friends or be killed by them. Their only hope of survival is through a cave where Anja learns too late the meaning of the ancient rock art they came to study.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Josh Reed
Production: IFC Midnight
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

# Shoot, shoot,

shoot the animal #

# Run, run,

run to Canada #

Where are we?

How specific

do you want me to be?

How specific can you be?

Try Australia.

We're getting there.

It'd help if

we knew where "there" was.

Dace knows

where he's going.

Ooh, easy.

I bet he does.

What does that mean?

# Kris has got a boyfriend #


# Kris has got a boyfriend #

Holy shit!

Oh, hello.

What's this?

Don't you dare.

Oh, I think I dare.

Don't you dare!

Warren, Warren!

Don't you fucking dare.



Fucking don't you dare.

Fucking give it here!

It's not yours, Warren.

Don't open it.

If it was mine,

I wouldn't want to open it.


Open it. I don't care.

Eh, I don't want to open

your dumb bag.

Grow up, Warren.

Get over it, Chad.

I don't know.

I just wish

we had more to go on.

They're your family heirlooms.

I just wish

there was more detail.

There's plenty of detail.

It all checks out.

He was a total nutcase.

Wow, really?

He was your uncle.

You said he was reliable.

He was my

great-great-great uncle, Chad,

and it was 120 years ago,

and I didn't say

he was reliable.

I just said we weren't taking

parenting tips

from the man

and that he's unlikely

to have hallucinated

these rock paintings.

What's wrong with

rock paintings closer to home?

What have you got

against them?

These paintings

haven't been seen for 120 years,

that's what.

There isn't a doctorate

in paintings closer to home.

Sorry, lassie.

I'm bored.


we could play a game.


I spy with my little eye...

No, a game's a good idea.

Like what?

I don't know.

20 questions?

We could play backpacker.

How do you play that?

We choose someone

to be a backpacker,

then we murder them

and dump their body in a ditch.


Sorry, Anja.

That's fine.

Don't worry about it.



She gets...

she gets a sorry?

Where's my apology,

you cunt?

Where is it?

Give me one!

Come on, Warren!

Sorry, Angina.

I forgot you don't like

the O word.

Are you serious?

What's not to like?

It's not that

I don't like it, Smell.

Ah, come on.

I could feel your eyes roll.

It's about context.

Ah, context.

So what context

would you be cool with it in?

Give it a rest.

Come on.

I want an answer.

I'll let you know

when I think of one.

How about, "Get down there,

boy, and lick my cunt"?


What? What?

I say it to Chad

all the time.

You do not.

Can say it to me

any time you like.

Ooh, baby,

maybe I will.

This one's malfunctioning.

I'm kidding, baby.

Chad, I'm kidding.

I love my little Chaddikins.

I don't know.

I still wish

we had more to go on.


Ye of little faith.

Everybody out, please.

Ah, thank God.

Oh, yay.

Bags not sitting in the middle

next time.

Guys, be careful when

you're walking on the rocks.


how sweaty is your back?

I need to go to the toilet.

Do you think I could cop a squat

over here?


Thanks, guys.

Look out for snakes.

# I wish all the ladies #

# I wish all the ladies #

# Were sculptures

of Venus #

# Sculptures of Venus #

# And I was a sculptor #

# I was a sculptor #

# I'd sculpt them with my... #

# Penis #

# Singing,

hey, boppa-loobah #

# Hey, boppa-loobah #



Hey, it's over here.



Oh, here we are.


watch your head.


come on, Anja.

We'll quickly go through,

and then we'll come back

for the stuff.

Oh, rocks.


Okay, watch your heads.


Dace, were you ever

a prefect at school?

Where's Anja?


Anja, hey.


Are you okay?

I'm fine.

I just need a moment.

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Josh Reed

Joshua Blake Reed (born May 1, 1980) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 2000s. He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU), earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the nation's best college receiver. He was picked by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. more…

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