Baby Knows Best: A Prevenge review.


Directed by: Alice Lowe.

Starring: Alice Lowe, Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Kayvan Novak, Tom Davis, Dan Skinner

Plot: Heavily pregnant and grieving Ruth embarks on a killing spree spurred on by the voice of her unborn child.

To see an original Comedy-Horror film these days is one thing, for it to be written, directed & lead by a heavily pregnant lead actor is a pretty spectacular feat. Prevenge is a fiercely original, funny, coal-black, violent, postpartum revenge picture written by, directed and starring the brilliant, and at the time of filming, heavily pregnant, Alice Lowe. Lowe’s character Ruth receives instruction from her gestating offspring to kill a slew of variously unpleasant people for reasons yet to be revealed.

A gloriously subversive spin on postpartum anxiety taken to murderous levels, Prevenge is a remarkable piece of work by Alice Lowe across the board. A witty, darkly humorous and intelligent script with a note perfect deadpan delivery and remarkably assured direction for a debut behind the camera, all whilst being a month away from the due date of her own child makes the achievements yielded from Prevenge all the more impressive on Lowes part. With some strong support from the likes of Gemma Whelan, Dan Skinner, Jo Hartley & Kayvan Novak, Prevenge has a strong lineup of talent to work with the equally strong material.

If you are a fan of slasher movies or revenge pictures and want to try one with fierce originality, lashings of blood and the blackest of black humour at its heart, Prevenge is certainly worth your time.

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