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Horror-Thriller The Prodigy Is Now Available To Watch On Netflix

Horror-Thriller The Prodigy Is Now Available To Watch On Netflix

Eerie horror-thriller The Prodigy has now landed on Netflix, for those of you looking to curl up on the sofa for a bit of a fright fest.

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Released in cinemas last year, the film stars Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) and Jackson Robert Scott, and is directed by Nicholas McCarthy.

The narrative follows a mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behaviour, with fears that something supernatural may be affecting him.

The film's Rotten Tomatoes synopsis reads: "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."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix
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The critics weren't wildly sold on the film when it was released last February, with an average score on Rotten Tomatoes of just 42 percent.

The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw savagely awarded the 'unscary scary movie' just one star, adding: "This film is bad news for everyone who remembers how great Schilling was in Orange Is the New Black. This film doesn't show a smidgeon of her capacity for wit and fun."

But it wasn't all bad, with Vanity Fair writer Courtney Howard concluding: "With jump scares blessedly kept to a minimum, composer Joseph Bishara's signature sour strings weave innocuously into the film's fabric. The resulting feeling is prickly, chilly, and disquieting."

Looks like you'll just have to watch it and make your own mind up. In the meantime, you can always check out our Netflix Bangers Facebook group for more recommendations.

One person commented on a thread on horror film recommendations last week saying: "Not really a horror, more a thriller, but Orphan was great."

Another suggested In the Tall Grass, while someone else recommended TV show The Haunting of Hill House.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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