Orange Is The New Black’s Taylor Schilling makes her horror debut facing a mother’s worst nightmare to save her family from the evil within. From horror rising stars Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary), and the producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, brace yourself for one of the scariest films of the year!
In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in The Prodigy as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behaviour signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him.
Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what or who is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.
Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black)
Jackson Robert Scott (It)
Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue)
Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick)
Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, What Keeps You Alive)
Olunike Adeliyi (Boost)
Directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact)
Written by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary)
Produced by Tripp Vinson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and Tara Farney (Rose Red)
We Like It Because:
With Taylor Schilling serving the last of her sentence as the star of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black later this year, the two-time Golden Globe nominee carves a harrowing new identity as a mum living in fear of her own son, whose twisted turn by IT (2018) break-out Jackson Robert Scott makes us wonder if Pennywise was actually saving us from a more sinister threat?
The Prodigy is the latest film from celebrated horror director Nicholas McCarthy, who discovered his love for the genre through an unsupervised childhood viewing of The Exorcist. McCarthy builds on the fascinating relationship between motherhood and the macabre seen in favourites like The Babadook to create a story as emotionally intimate as it is terrifying.
The Prodigy is already shaping its own legacy as the next truly terrifying horror after one test audience wouldn’t stop screaming! There’s something very wrong with young Miles, but the real question, is whether you have the guts to find out what?