We Need to Talk About Taylor Schilling’s Creepy Kid in Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - January 4, 2019


Lovers of the creepy kid horror genre are in for a real treat next month when the supernatural thriller The Prodigy hits theaters. Sadly not a profile of the famous English big beat band, this new horror film stars Taylor Schilling from that show you were addicted to for a season and a half and have yet to catch up on, Orange is the New Black.

Perhaps there'd be reason to be excited if this were written or directed by someone who has done something worthwhile in this genre before, but the biggest thing on director Nicholas McCarthy's cv is a Casper van Dien vehicle titled The Pact from 2012. Likewise, writer Jeff Buhler has The Midnight Meat Train to his credit, and has written three—count 'em, THREE—upcoming horror remakes: Pet Sematary, Grudge, and Jacob's Ladder.

I get it horror hounds, you're inexplicably drawn to garbage, but we really need to start demanding more from the genre. Theatrically released horror needs to be top shelf, because there are literally hundreds of free options between Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu that we don't even have to leave the house to watch.

Fingers crossed The Prodigy deserves its theatrical release beginning in North America on February 8, the same day as The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.