“Children these days are really spoiled, like ‘Mummy I want a Playstation. Mummy I want you to kill that man.’”
Written and directed by Alice Lowe, Prevenge is the horror-comedy that earned startled and rave reviews out of its festival run for unfurling a twisted tale of a pregnant woman driven to serial killing by her unborn daughter. Fans of British bad boy Ben Wheatley might remember Lowe as the co-writer and co-star of his 2012 crime-thriller Sightseers, about a pair of tourists who cause carnage while road tripping. With her directorial debut, this English iconoclast takes her dark sense of humor to the motherhood-horror genre with a relish and irreverence that has us salivating.
We Need To Talk About Kevin. The Bad Seed. Alien. Goodnight Mommy. Horror that dares to tap into a primal fear and deep taboo: fear of motherhood. Fear that something is living inside you beyond your control that is changing your body and who you are. And Prevenge looks ready and eager to join the ranks of these gruesome greats.
ScreenCrush reports Prevenge will be opening in the United Kingdom on February 10th. Reportedly, a U.S. release will follow, but an exact date has not yet been revealed. We’ll keep you posted.
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