The Prodigy (2019)
Why You Should Watch It: A possessed child, a determined mother and a whole lot of crazy. Sound familiar? Perhaps.
But what makes The Prodigy worth watching is the slow demise of a young, healthy and brilliant boy as his mother desperately tries to save him from a harrowing fate. While there is little to no originality in this piece, some of the jump scares in it are very well-placed. Sequences of supernatural happenings like the ones in The Prodigy are what true horror is all about.
One of the best things about this piece is the child actor. Jackson Robert Scott–who had previously worked in the popular movie IT (2017)–shines in this dark movie as the young prodigy. The lines he says, the way he acts out every violent scene when he’s been possessed by something unspeakably evil– all of it will send chills down your spine.