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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlice Lowe
Produced by
  • Vaughn Sivell
  • Jennifer Handorf
  • Will Kane
Screenplay byAlice Lowe
Music byToydrum
CinematographyRyan Eddleston
Edited byMatteo Bini
  • Western Edge Pictures
  • Gennaker Group
  • Ffilm Cymru Wales
Distributed byKaleidoscope Entertainment[1]
Release date
  • 15 May 2016 (2016-05-15) (Cannes)[2]
  • 10 February 2017 (2017-02-10) (United Kingdom)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$94,100

Prevenge is a 2016 British comedy slasher film written by, directed by and starring Alice Lowe in her directorial debut. The film also stars Kate Dickie, Kayvan Novak, Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan and Tom Davis. The plot follows a pregnant widow who is convinced her unborn foetus is compelling her to embark on a killing spree as revenge for the death of her husband.

Principal photography mainly take place in Cardiff in under two weeks whilst Lowe was herself pregnant.[3][4] The film was released in cinemas in February 2017.[5]


After her partner dies in a climbing accident when he was cut loose by the rest of his group, Ruth, now heavily pregnant, becomes convinced that her foetus is compelling her to murder and she tracks down the other people who were involved in the climbing accident for revenge. Her first victim is the owner of a reptile shop, killing him by slitting his throat.


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Award Date Category Recipients and nominees Result
British Independent Film Awards 4 December 2016 The Douglas Hickox Award Alice Lowe Nominated
Monster Fest 2016 29 November 2016 Monster Innovation Award Alice Lowe Won[6]


  1. ^ Grater, Tom (8 September 2016). "Kaleidoscope swoops for comedy-horror 'Prevenge'". Screen Daily. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Goes to Cannes 2016" (PDF). Marché du Film. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Prevenge: Alice Lowe on Murder, Cardiff & Making a Human". Raising Films. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Leila Hoffman stars in the new British comedy slasher film Prevenge". Sainou Talent Agency. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (1 September 2016). "Prevenge review – a mother of a serial-killer film". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  6. ^ "MONSTER FEST Announces 2016 Award Winners". Monster Fest 2016. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

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