The Prodigy Home Video Announcement

“The Prodigy” Comes to Haunt Your Home on Digital and DVD

The Prodigy didn't make a big impact at the box office, even in this horror-obsessed era we're in. Still, the tiny-budgeted frightener turned a tidy profit for Orion Pictures, which is still in the midst of re-branding as a genre hub. Taylor Schilling stars as the mother of a gifted boy (Jackson Robert Scott) who soon becomes violent.

The film will soon be available for digital rental and Blu-ray and DVD purchase, letting it scare the crap out of you in the comfort of your own home, where you can pause it and change your pants. Special features include commentary by director Nicholas McCarthy and some behind-the-scenes featurettes. You can buy the Blu-ray or DVD on May 7, but if you need your horror fix sooner, the film will be available for digital rental and purchase on April 23.

The Prodigy Box Art

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.