Directed by Alice Lowe
A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS), PREVENGE follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. PREVENGE marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a true triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.
A pregnant woman sets out to get revenge on seven strangers in this British black comedy-slasher.
Cast: Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley
Loved the reviews that described it as a fetal slasher and American Psycho of pregnancy. 🤣 Great descriptions. First off, the fact that Alice Lowe wrote, directed, and starred in this movie at seven months pregnant makes her a total badass! It was gritty, funny, sad, and disturbing all at once. Took a skull away just because the ending was a little blurred and I was hoping it would be a little stronger and more definitive. But still a really entertaining watch.
I enjoyed watching this. Well written and uncomplicated. Alice Lowe outdid herself
Definitely an unusual take on a pregnancy film
Looks like inspired by Ian McEwan's Nutshell :-) Great movie, though, I love it! I also enjoyed watching Katie Dickie, as ever.
Very good revenge film I liked how the plot slowly unreveals you don’t know a lot right away but the way it is written is done well.