Alice Lowe’s horror comedy has just been acquired for North American distribution by beloved horror streaming service Shudder. Lowe’s directorial debut impressed on the film festival circuit (our review) and will screen at the SXSW Film Festival next month under the Festival Favorites section of their lineup.

Fans of Ben Wheatley’s horror comedy Sightseers may already be aware of Lowe’s brand of pitch black humor, as she penned the screenplay, but she pulls triple threat duty here by writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.

After screening at SXSW, Prevenge will be available on Shudder and play theatrically in Los Angeles and New York on March 24, 2017.

A pitch black, wryly British horror comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (“Sightseers,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Paddington”), PREVENGE follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree, that’s as funny as it is vicious. 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.