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​This Creepy Horror Movie Has Just Been Added To Netflix And It's Got Serious 'The Sixth Sense' Vibes

Lauren Bell

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​This Creepy Horror Movie Has Just Been Added To Netflix And It's Got Serious 'The Sixth Sense' Vibes

Featured Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

The Prodigy has just landed on Netflix and it sounds creepy AF.

The film that was released in cinemas last year has serious The Sixth Sense vibes as it centres around an unusual little boy who doesn't seem to fit in. And if Netflix has added it to its roster, surely it's got to be good!

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The creepy boy, Miles Blume, is similar to - but not exactly like - Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) from The Sixth Sense. This time, the youngster, played by Jackson Robert Scott, It, is a child prodigy.

He talks before any normal baby can and in the trailer, an expert reports back to his mum that "his intelligence is off the charts".

The woman goes on to explain: "He's special". That's just a mere second before the kid picks up a tiny spider and violently crushes it in his hand with a grimace on his face. Nice.

The two boys both find it hard to fit in but for very different reasons (Credit: Orion Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures)
The two boys both find it hard to fit in but for very different reasons (Credit: Orion Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures)

The next scene skips to Miles in school and we learn he's having difficulty making friends. He's in what appears to be a science and technology class and we watch as he struts off with a clamp in his hand.

His mum, played by Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, proceeds to ask him later: "I want you to tell me everything that you remember". To which he retorts: "I don't remember anything".

We dread to think what he did with it.

Next we're teased a clip of Miles meeting a specialist who explains to his parents that he's dangerous.

Miles is a child prodigy but intelligence isn't always a good thing (Credit: Orion Pictures)
Miles is a child prodigy but intelligence isn't always a good thing (Credit: Orion Pictures)

We see clips of him then helping himself to items from the toolshed, holding shears, and his mum finding creepy drawings, followed by his dad saying: "I don't feel safe with him in the house".

The trailer ends on a seriously chilling note, with the youngster looking dead behind the eyes, before his little hand creeps around his mum in bed and he asks her: "Mummy, will you always love me - no matter what I do?"

It's sending shivers up our spines. But what has he done and do we dare to find out?

Taylor Schilling stars in the film - a debut in horror for the Orange is the New Black star (Credit: Orion Pictures)
Taylor Schilling stars in the film - a debut in horror for the Orange is the New Black star (Credit: Orion Pictures)

The Prodigy comes from writer of Pet Semetary, Jeff Butler, and producer, Nicholas McCarthy, who knows his demonised kids, being the creator of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

We expect to be scared, especially since Nicholas told Entertainment Weekly before its release: "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."

What the...? One for the watch list, thanks Netflix.

Topics: TV and Film, Horror, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Lauren Bell
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