The Prodigy (2019)
Two Children… Two Adults… One Unspeakable Crime! Captivating and disturbing, this highly intense psychological drama with its haunting, twisted notion of sexuality puts a new spin on the characters from Henry James’ celebrated ghost story,
We dig deep with Pet Sematary screenwriter Jeff Buhler about adapting King, changing the story and more.
This article contains spoilers for Pet Sematary.
Adapting the work of a revered author like Stephen King is always a challenge, but it’s twice as daunting when the material in question is one of the novelist’s most famous and acclaimed books. In this case, it’s Pet Sematary, King’s haunting tale of death, grief, and guilt in which a doctor and family man named Louis Creed, tormented by the death of one of his young children, buries the child in an ancient burial ground behind his house that brings whatever is buried there back to life…only not quite the same.
Working off a story by Matt Greenberg, writer Jeff Buhler was handed the assignment of adapting Pet Sematary for directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmeyer (Starry Eyes
While at the recent press day, Daily Dead sat down for an in-depth conversation with Buhler, who talked about everything from the pressures of adapting Stephen King to finding new ways to make kids creepy in horror movies again to exploring new depths in the relationship between Louis (Jason Clarke) and Rachel Creed (Amy Seimetz) to the challenges of screenwriting for a feline co-star, and more.
Look for Pet Sematary (2019) in theaters everywhere this weekend!
[Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t seen any of the Pet Sematary (2019) trailers and are unaware of the major change to this iteration of King’s story,
The whole thing kicks off with new Louis Creed (played by Jason Clarke) giving his young daughter Ellie (played in this adaptation by Jeté Laurence) a bath. All seems to be going swimmingly, and Clarke moves on to brushing her hair. It's at
Things kick off with Jordan Peele’s new run of The Twilight Zone exclusively on the CBS All Access service on April 1st, and then Netflix is summoning up a whole new batch of brand new episodes of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on April 5th. That same week, we have a bunch of films hitting various platforms, including Glass, Pet Graveyard, The Banished, and Terror 5. On April 2nd, we also have a brand new installment of the Blumhouse Into the Dark series
Up first for The Prodigy home video rollout is a Digital HD and Movies Anywhere release on April 23rd. Then on May 7th, The Prodigy Blu-ray and DVD will show up on store shelves.
Taylor Schilling stars in The Prodigy as a mother whose son begins to exhibit evil traits and tendencies. She must both try to have her son from himself and her family from her son before it's too late.
Fox is including a trio of bonus features on all versions of The Prodigy. They include:
Commentary by Director Nicholas McCarthy
Pre-order The Prodigy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo at Amazon.
We have the cover art and full release details (including a commentary by director Nicholas McCarthy) for The Prodigy Blu-ray and DVD below, and in case you missed it, check here to read Heather Wixson's review of the film and interviews with McCarthy and star Taylor Schilling.
Press Release: March 26th, 2019 (Los Angeles) – The Prodigy arrives on Digital April 23rd and Blu-ray and DVD May 7th. In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee
Most of Pet Sematary (2019) follows along with the familiar beats of the novel: Doctor Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) decides to move his wife,
The third horror film from director Nicholas McCarthy, The Prodigy is an entry in the creepy kid genre typified by the likes of Orphan (2009) and Joshua (2007), aka The Devil’s Child. As such it’s something of a mixed bag, delivering a handful of genuinely nasty moments, but let down by a frustrating script that completely ignores the premise implied in the title.
Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) and Peter Mooney play Sarah and John Blume, a middle-class Pennysylvania couple whose longed-for child is born at the exact same moment that police shoot and kill Hungarian-speaking serial killer Edward Scarka (Paul Fauteux) in nearby Ohio. Eight years later, their young son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) is attending school for gifted children, after having grown up with an unusually high Iq,
Disney’s Captain Marvel looks set to dominate the UK box office this weekend after an impressive £12.8m opening.
The film was up to an estimated £15.8m in the UK as of Thursday morning, and £414.6m ($550.2m) globally.
Opening against the Marvel blockbuster are two wide releases this weekend: Paramount’s Us comedy What Men Want and Entertainment Film Distributor’s UK musical comedy-drama Fisherman’s Friends. Both titles will open in 300+ venues.
What Men Want is the latest feature from Hairspray director Adam Shankman, and stars Taraji P. Henson
Directed by Nicholas McCarthy.
Starring Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Paul Fauteux, Colm Feore and Brittany Allen.
The parents of a young boy begin to suspect something supernatural might be happening when their child develops seriously violent tendencies.
I can’t say I expected much from The Prodigy when I settled into my seat to watch what looked like another, pretty generic, ‘creepy kid’ horror movie. Within five minutes or so, a desperate female character was raising a bloodied stump of an arm to camera and declaring through sobs that “he took my hand”, providing an evocative chill at the beginning of a film that completely grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me through a surprisingly nasty, scary story with more than a handful of twists in the tail.
The aforementioned opening concludes with a bullet-riddled body that match cuts with
The art historian John Richardson, who has died aged 95, was the author of a magisterial biography of Pablo Picasso, the first volume of which was published in 1991 and won the Whitbread book of the year award, and which is still in progress.
The first part of A Life of Picasso, The Prodigy, concluded with the climactic year of 1906, when the shock to Picasso’s system of the primitive reductions of form in Matisse’s woodcuts and his magnificent canvas Le Bonheur de Vivre induced the self-knowledge that, compared to Matisse, he had been merely cruising in his blue and rose periods. The second volume, The Cubist Rebel, published in 1996, took the story a mere 10 years further, from the breakthrough painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon through a collaboration with Georges Braque to the brink of Picasso’s neoclassical years.
Related: Review: A Life of Picasso,
Eight years after the birth of their son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott), Pennsylvania based couple, John and Sarah Blume (Peter Mooney and Taylor Schilling) are told their offspring has a freakishly high Iq and is advancing too fast. What they don’t realise (like viewers) is that Miles is possessed by the narked spirit of recently departed serial killer Edward Sarka, who plans to take permanent residence
The first still features Jason Clarke wandering, in what appears to be his sleep, through the fog-covered titular cemetery in the middle of the dark woods. Those who have read the book and/or seen the original film know this scene well.
Us (Director/Screenwriter: Jordan Peele)
I mean, it’s a new horror movie from Jordan Peele featuring a stellar cast oozing with raw talent. What more could I possibly need?
Festival Synopsis: An original nightmare from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out), starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke,
Directed by Nicholas McCarthy.
Starring Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Jackson Robert Scott, Colm Feore, Peter Mooney, and Paul Fauteux.
A mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
The film opens with a muddied, distraught woman rushing through the forest seeking help. The film then cuts to a calm woman who is driving along the vacant country road listening to radio-friendly tunes. It continues this back-and-forth editing technique to establish the collision of unknown terror and the tranquil. This prologue also firmly establishes the jump scares that shall abound the rest of the film. Important to note: neither of these characters is the protagonist.
Establishing this collision of worlds, the film continues this contrasted trajectory for the remainder of the first act. In another back-and-forth editing technique; the isolated psychotic killer Edward Scarka is seeking the escaped handless woman
Directed by Lee Cronin.
Starring Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, and James Quinn Markey.
A boy disappears one night after venturing out into the woods behind their secluded home where a mysterious hole in the ground is located. After a short while, he returns but his mother’s calm soon turns to fear when his behavior starts to become increasingly violent and disturbing.
Lee Cronin’s The Hole in the Ground appeared to be a unique type of horror film with its first trailer release; a film that promised lots of strange imagery with an interesting twist on a concept that we have seen done time and time again. The “child turns evil” idea has been explored in several horror pictures such as The Omen(1976), Children of the Corn (1984), and even most recently The Prodigy(2019).
Although it all feels unfortunately familiar
“The news is true,” wrote Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett on The Prodigy’s Instagram page today. “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend. I’m shell shocked, f*ckin angry, confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother.”
After shooting to U.K. notoriety in 1996 with its BBC-banned video for hit “Firestarter,” The Prodigy rose to greater fame the following year with its third album The Fat of the Land, which rose to the top of the charts in both the United States and the UK largely on the strength of the No. 1 hit single Breathe.
Another track from the album drew even greater attention: “Smack
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