Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Rhoda from The Bad Seed. Those albino creeps from Children of the Damned. Little Michael Myers from the opening scene of Halloween. Damien from The Omen. Henry from The Good Son. Those corn-shucking killers from Children of the Corn. Esther from Orphan. And on, and on. Killer kids are a mainstay in horror films, constantly being trotted out to give off innocent grins that give way to terrifying glares. Can anything new be added to this sub-genre at this point? I don’t really know.
If you’re looking for something new, you definitely shouldn’t get too excited about The Prodigy, the latest killer kid horror flick to grace the silver screen. This creepshow is so beholden to its forbearers that you could probably devise a drinking game around all the familiar tropes it abides by. By the time the movie ends, you’ll have alcohol poisoning.