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Fright Club Live: Prevenge (2016)

Opens on September 8

Director: Alice Lowe Run Time: 88 min. Rating: TV-MA Release Year: 2017

Starring: Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Kate Dickie, Kayvan Novak

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

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About the film:

World Premiere, 2016 Venice Film Festival
Official Selection, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 SXSW Film Festival

Alice Lowe is a triple threat as the writer, director and star of this pitch-black comedy about a pregnant woman named Ruth on a killing spree. It’s her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth’s actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood.

About the filmmaker:

Alice Lowe is an English actress, writer, and comedian. She wrote, directed, and starred in her feature directorial debut Prevenge (2016), which was filmed while she was seven-and-half months pregnant. The film premiered at Venice and was selected at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival and the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. She had previously co-written and starred in Ben Wheatley’s extremely dark and funny Sightseers (2012), which premiered at Cannes and screened at Toronto. Lowe is also known for her roles in the 2018 interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the 2004 British horror parody series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and the 2009 educational children’s television series Horrible Histories.

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