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
★★★★ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
Hooptober 5.0 Film #39
TASK #9: Two films directed by women!
Equal parts delightfully dry and deliciously twisted, Prevenge sees writer and star Alice Lowe in her directorial debut delivering one of the finest recent examples of how to blend together blood-soaked horror and pitch-black humor the right way, with both complementing each other perfectly and even offering some rich thematic subtext to boot.
★★★½ review by Mr. DuLac on Letterboxd
Kids these days are really spoilt. It's like, "Mummy, I want a PlayStation! Mummy, I want you to kill that man!"
Alice Lowe wrote, directed and starred in this while she was 8 months pregnant. Wrote it in 3 1/2 days, filmed it in 11. It's kinda great. The humor is both dry and dark though, so it might go over some people's heads or just not be their cup of tea, but I really liked it. Also feel like I now have a better understanding of pregnant women (her unborn child is constantly telling her from the womb to kill people).
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