Prevenge. Ruth (Alice Lowe).


2017 British comedy film about a pregnant woman on a killing spree. Stars Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Leila Hoffman and others.

Press Clippings

Alice Lowe goes full-on horror here, with just a touch of grisly humour. She plays single mum-to-be Ruth, who has a nasty sarcastic tone, and also thinks her unborn baby is telling her to kill people - instructions that she follows with furious savagery. It's a queasy, messily bloody tale of antenatal depression and paranoid delusion.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 31st October 2017

DVD review: Prevenge - 'taboo-busting'

A heavily pregnant woman is guided by the voice of her unborn child to commit a string of gruesome slashings.

David Cheal, The Financial Times, 9th June 2017

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe's smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we'd previously called "a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual".

The Velvet Onion, 29th May 2017

Today is a fun day indeed because we've got an interview with James Griffith of Toydrum, the composing duo who created the haunting soundtrack for the horror comedy Prevenge.

Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central, 31st March 2017

Prevenge review

Premiering at this year's SXSW Film Festival, Prevenge isn't really a cautionary tale for motherhood so much as it is a lighthearted slasher dealing with a pregnant woman's descent into madness.

Drew Tinnin, Dread Central, 11th March 2017

Prevenge finds North American home at Shudder

The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star's feature directorial debut.

Prevenge will launch online and in New York and Los Angeles on March 24 shortly after its screening at SXSW.

Jeremy Kay, Screen Daily, 8th February 2017

Film Review: Prevenge

"Baby knows best," says Ruth's unborn child as it sends her on another spree. And you will go and see Prevenge if you know what's best for you.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 7th February 2017

Alice Lowe interview

Being pregnant led Alice Lowe to refuse a work project, so she made her own movie involving pregnancy, writes Esther McCarthy.

Esther McCarthy, The Irish Examiner, 7th February 2017

Prevenge: movie review

Despite what might be implied by its title, Prevenge will still no doubt present something unexpected to most: the first pregnant serial killer the big screen has ever seen. Gore, horror and psychopathy meet the viewer through a deadpan, blacker than coal, comedic lens.

Sarah Bradbury, The Upcoming, 6th February 2017

Prevenge: film review

It must be hard enough to write, direct, and star in a film at the best of times, so I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Alice Lowe to do all these things while heavily pregnant.

Anna Power, The London Economic, 6th February 2017