Primal Rage (2018) American horror film directed by Patrick Magee, Primal Rage includes elements of survival, horror, and creature features. The film was released on February 27, 2018.The film follows the story of a newlywed couple, Ashley and Max, who are on a honeymoon trip. An encounter with a legendary creature turns their journey into a dangerous and terrifying experience.
Cast Primal Rage (2018)
- Casey Gagliardi as Ashley Carr
- Andrew Joseph Montgomery as Max Carr
- Eloy Casados as BD
- Justin Rain as Sean
- Marshal Hilton as The Sheriff
Plot Primal Rage (2018)
Primal Rage” is a 2018 horror movie directed by Patrick Magee. It follows the harrowing journey of a couple, Ashley (played by Casey Gagliardi) and Max Carr (played by Andrew Joseph Montgomery).
The movie begins with Max’s release from prison. Ashley picks him up, and as they drive through the dense Pacific Northwest forest, their journey takes a horrifying turn. They stop in the forest, a decision that soon proves to be disastrous.
While in the forest, they encounter an intimidating creature, Oh-Mah, a monstrous interpretation of Bigfoot deeply rooted in local lore. This isn’t the friendly giant often associated with Bigfoot stories. Instead, Oh-Mah is a primal and aggressive creature with a lethal hunting prowess.
Suddenly thrust into a nightmarish survival situation, Ashley and Max must navigate their way through the perilous wilderness to escape the creature. Along the way, they cross paths with a group of unsavory locals who add another layer of danger to their predicament. With the menacing creature and hostile humans threatening their lives, they must rely on their resourcefulness and each other to survive.
“Primal Rage” blends elements of survival horror, creature-feature thrills, and human conflict, interspersed with themes of Native American mythology. It also explores the couple’s strained relationship and their struggle for reconciliation amid the surrounding horror. The combination of personal drama and suspenseful horror creates an engaging narrative that engages viewers throughout.
Reviews Primal Rage (2018)
Primal Rage” received mixed reviews from critics and audiences upon its release in 2018. The film was praised for its practical special effects, creature design, and unique take on the Bigfoot legend, particularly for how it incorporated elements of Native American mythology into the narrative.
Some people also praised Casey Gagliardi and Andrew Joseph Montgomery for their portrayals of Ashley and Max Carr. The pair’s portrayal of a troubled couple who must deal with both their internal problems and a terrifying exterior threat provided the movie emotional depth.
However, some critics felt that the plot was somewhat thin, and the character development was not as deep as it could have been. Some viewers also found the pacing slow and the survival horror trope predictable. There were also criticisms related to the portrayal of the local characters, with some viewers feeling they were too stereotypical.
‘Primal Rage’ concludes with Ashley and Max fighting the terrifying Oh-Mah in a desperate bid for survival. As they confront the creature, they must also resolve the tensions between them, adding a layer of emotional resonance to the high-stakes horror.
Despite the mixed reviews, the movie has found a certain level of cult appreciation among horror and creature-feature enthusiasts, particularly for its atmospheric horror, impressive practical effects, and its unique reimagining of the Bigfoot legend. “Primal Rage” is an interesting entry in the creature-feature subgenre, adding a touch of mythology and human drama.