In the new, darkly comedic horror-thriller Prevenge, actress Alice Lowe (so terrific in director Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers) plays a heavily pregnant woman named Ruth who embarks on a revenge-fueled killing spree. The twist (as if that wasn’t twist enough)? Ruth’s homicidal ways are encouraged by her unborn, but rather chatty, child.
Written and directed by Lowe — who, impressively, shot the film while she actually was pregnant — Prevenge costars Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, and Kate Dickie, from Game of Thrones and The Witch.
Prevenge receives its North American premiere Monday at 7:15 p.m. ET at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Lowe will be in attendance. A full list of the film’s TIFF screenings can be found at the festival’s official website.
You can exclusively see a clip of Lowe in Prevenge, above.