Those familiar with 'Garth Marenghi's Darkplace' and 'Sightseers' will be familiar with Lowe's brand of macabre satirical deadpan British lower-middle class social realism humour. Her directorial debut is an extension of this; the best kind of acquired taste.
Alice Lowe wrote and directed the film as a vehicle for herself and shot the film in her 7th month of pregnancy. Playing a pregnant woman driven to murder by the words of her unborn baby and a deep set grief spurring on revenge, Lowe certainly crafted a timely role. Unfortunately the premise fails to maintain its initial mix of interest and dread and collapses under its own conceit long before its silly conclusion.
Simultaneously entertaining and zany, “Prevenge” is already a massive success near younger audiences.
However, it lacks the superior pitch-black tones and emotional strength of “Sightseers”, feeling somewhat puerile in its approach.
A funny twisted dark horror comedy. Although it heavily draws inspiration from Baby Blood, it as the zany feel of Sightseers mixed with the likes of Rosemary's Baby and American Psycho. It's an enjoyable murder feast, where the killer isn't as vulnerable as she appears, drawn on by the voice of her unborn child and an insatiable appetite for revenge.
A sometimes-humorous semi-slasher/revenge film that doesn't really do anything unexpected with its interesting premise. The main problem here is that Lowe's character feels like it was written by a man, with its rather basic and one-note depiction of what is supposed to be a "strong woman." Nothing special.
A foetus on a killing spree: obviously Prevenge is a comedy but the killings aren’t very comical because of the laconic & realistic way their shown. It’s both comic and repulsive at the same time; determined to give you mixed feelings.The script isn’t very special but I was happy to see many intriguing characters (getting killed). Especially the comic and repulsive DJ who was an apt caricature of the ever young male.