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Directed by: Alice Lowe
Starring: Alice Lowe (Ruth), Dan Renton Skinner (Zabek), Jo Hartley as (Midwife), Tom Davis (DJ Dan), Kate Dickie (Ella), Gemma Whelan (Len), Kayvan Novak (Tom), Mike Wozniak (Josh)
Country: UK; Effed Up British-Irish Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Killer, Revenge, Gruesome
Plot – Spoilers:
A pregnant woman guided by the voice of her unborn baby kills all the people she holds responsible for her boyfriend’s death in a climbing incident where the rest of the group voted to let him fall to his death so they could save themselves. Nothing much else I guess.
I hate clones
Alice Lowe is so enjoyable, her deadpan look!, love it, try sightseers, if you think this movie worked you.
he hates people…
The three Greek Furies that feature prominently in the 1934 Noirish movie, Crime Without Passion, are the central metaphor in Alice Lowe’s extraordinarily dark Prevenge, billed as the world’s first pregnant, slasher, comedy, horror movie. In it, Alice Lowe’s character, Ruth, embarks on a revenge murder spree goaded on by her helium-voiced, gestating baby. It takes her to Wales and, in one breathtaking scene, the streets of Cardiff on Halloween night where she claims she almost needed protection from the boozed-up locals in a sequence reminiscent of Scarlett Johnassonn’s Under The Skin street walk in Glasgow. The reason for her bloody revenge spree is only revealed in drips (so I won’t spoil it – like a preview I read before the screening did for me) which adds greatly to the narrative tension. The making of this low budget Film Four offering is remarkable. Lowe was offered development money and finding herself pregnant used her condition to inspire this blackest of black script. She then wrote, produced, cast and filmed (in 11 days) the whole affair before her baby arrived. Seeing an actor perform whilst heavily pregnant, and genuinely playing a pregnant character, is a rarity (my only recollection is Frances McDormand in Fargo) and Lowe certainly makes the most of the opportunity. Shooting took place in her late third Trimester. The Furies are the ultimate avenging angels and she uses the extraordinary scenes from Crime Without Passion to symbolise her quest for justice, viewing the movie from the comfort of… Read more »
The brits do black comedy well,this is no exception,a fun watch
in my home town , castle in background,,, black cab pewkin moment ,i wuz on the floor, brilliant !!!
ADMIN!! sort the effin clock out ya still in winter mode 🙂
This is when you take a nice piece of orgamic Rogue River Blue and shove it through a rusty old cheese shredder just like the last plus 20 or so movies that have been uploaded here.
It’s a shame that luck is the only thing
Did you like the fun
Did you like the times that I promised you
Open wounds on your brow
Little angel in red
She isn’t lovin you anymore
I see you going down on a fireplug
Size for everyone
Let those bastards believe
Dry your eyes and we’ll leave
She isn’t lovin you anymore
Not memorable but still a very enjoyable British indie horror with some dark humour. 4 stars
I really liked this one. I gave it 5 stars. Alice Lowe is kick ass.
something like the real life minutiae involved with revenge killing. unlike ‘cruel picture’, or ‘spit on grave’, i found prevenge to be pretty tasteful in its retelling. never really seen too many british revenge movies of this ilk before. damn funny too.
YES, very enjoyable film… some surprises and even got a couple a chuckles from it. thanks again EU
I could forgive the unlikable and fatally retarded characters if the movie was at least funny, but it isn’t. The multiple cuts away from the action during each boring kill to excuse/hide how a very pregnant woman is able to overpower her mostly fit and healthy victims is further proof that the filmmakers weren’t up to the task of developing their dubious idea into a coherent movie. A tedious and boring chore of a film that tries and fails to be a black comedy, but even worse, fails to even be cringe-inducing. The film equivalent of gruel.