Horror, horror, horror.

That’s all film fans seem to want at the moment (apart from sh*tloads of Marvel stuff too).

In fact, you could say horror fans have never had it better, what with Hereditary and Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House taking over the internet and casual office chit-chat.

When this seemingly never-ending conveyor belt of disturbing movies will run out of juice is anyone’s guess, but it’s showing no signs of slowing down at the moment, with 2019’s The Prodigy looking like the next big horror hit.

The film stars Orange Is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling and her son Miles who begins to demonstrate some extremely odd behavioural patterns.

As it turns out, a supernatural and evil force has taken over the youngster in yet another instalment in the creepy-child genre that’s so darn popular at the moment.

Where The Prodigy sets itself apart, though, is that it’s SO scary, so utterly terrifying, that director Nicholas McCarthy had to go back and re-edit a scene because test audiences literally couldn’t stop screaming.

That’s when you know it’s scary.

“The first time we previewed the movie, there is a section where people screamed so loud that we had to go back and re-edit the scene that followed it, because people were still recovering from what they had just seen, and they were missing the dialogue,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

He added:

“Four years ago, I was sent a script for this movie. For the first half, I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is a really interesting, and creepy, and twisted variation on the evil kid subgenre.’

But then the script just went to this place that I couldn’t believe. That’s what made me go from, ‘Here’s a movie I think might be cool’ to, ‘Here’s a movie that’s gotta be made.”

You can check out the bone-chilling trailer below:

The trailer doesn’t reveal much but we do see Miles in a therapist’s office with the therapist attempting hypnosis so  he can speak to the creature or thing residing inside him.

When asked what’s wrong, Miles says that he’s scared before morphing into someone (??) else.

The film does look genuinely creepy, and given that it’s written by the same person who has worked on the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary, you can be sure it’s going to be a good’un.

Just look at what people have been saying about the trailer:

So yeah, people are already loving it.

The Prodigy will hit the US on February 8th, 2019. The date for the UK release has not yet been revealed but expect it to follow soon after.

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