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, THE PRODIGY.
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.
Jeff Buhler’s 2019 is proving to be a busy year for the horror screenwriter, who earned praise from horror fans for his adaptation of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train. Alongside the terrifying original story of THE PRODIGY, this year will also see the release of psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder, and what Buhler considers his “dream project”, the highly anticipated new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Buhler also has 2020 vision, being at the forefront of another horror revival with next year’s return of The Grudge.
Outside of screenwriting, Jeff Buhler made his directorial debut with 2008’s thriller Insanitarium and is attached as showrunner of Syfy and Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers.
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?
“Properly disturbing” – Kim Newman
In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in Orion’s 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.
THE PRODIGY will be available on digital download from 5th July and on DVD 15th July, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.