A pregnant widow, believing herself to be guided by her unborn child, embarks on a homicidal rampage.
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★★★½ review by Simon Ramshaw on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by DirkH on Letterboxd
Look Who's Talking: the Reboot
I shall henceforth worship the ground Alice Lowe walks on.
Mainly because she has a deeply dark sense of humour and is extremely talented on all levels.
And partly because she really scares me.
Prevenge is so deadpan in its humour and its horror it won't work for everyone. For me it worked perfectly. It's wry, dry and twisted, making me laugh out loud on more than one occasion and look away in disgust on another.
One could argue that its narrative is stretched a bit too thinly and there is probably some truth in that, but there is just so much bizarreness to relish I simply couldn't care less.
★★★½ review by Marian on Letterboxd
two things that are very scary: pregnancy and british people
★★★½ review by <Todd> on Letterboxd
"You have no control over your mind or body now" -Doctor,
DAILY HORROR SCAVENGER HUNT 2 (August 2018): boxd.it/1T4hU
DAY FIFTEEN: Let's watch a horror movie directed by a woman.
This film is played completely straight, despite the laughter-inducing name. A pregnant woman is killing people based on the direction and orders of her unborn child. The entire movie is from the POV of the pregnant Ruth which makes it very disorienting. Over the period of the film you are attempting to learn her motivations while wondering if there will be consequences for her actions.
Alice Lowe, normally a comedic actress, directed wrote and starred in this film and I hope to see more from her in the future. I really liked Prevenge and will suggest it a bunch. I would also say this is probably one of the best horror films to come out of the UK in years.
★★★½ review by kynky on Letterboxd
Forget about Gal Gadot. Alice Lowe is the real Wonder Woman. She wrote the screenplay, directed and starred in this movie, not to mention she was 7 months pregnant during filming.
The humour is very dark but then this is a movie about a woman driven to murder by her unborn baby.
Ruth "Kids these days are really spoilt... its like 'mummy, I want a playstation, mummy, I want you to kill that man'".
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