Horror in 2019 has had quite the array of movies so far. I haven’t seen everything that’s been released this year, and probably won’t, I just hope that the others from this year that I do see are as good as The Prodigy (2019).
I know I’ve been complaining a lot lately about horror-light, and I’m relieved that this film doesn’t fit into that category for me. There are several sphincter tightening scenes in this one, making me quite happy. I’m impressed on how quickly events escalate, too, there’s no waiting around to find out what’s going to happen.
I’ve mentioned the musical score hindering or trying to make the movie something it wasn’t in past reviews. I’m happy to say that the soundtrack in The Prodigy matches the intensity of each scene, and doesn’t try to distract from the fact that the story is bad, because this film is excellent.
One thing that I thought as I watched this movie was the similarity to one of my favorite franchises from the 80s. I’m not going to mention names, because that might prevent you from watching it, and I don’t want you to miss this one. It, also, might just be me.
I’m excited to say that I’m giving my first 5 out of 5 Star review for a movie released in the US in 2019.