Horror films are widely regarded as hit or miss. There are few, if any, middle ground horror flicks. Either fans are scared stiff or they're disappointed after leaving the theater. The Prodigy looks like it will be the former. A new trailer for the film touched down on Thursday and made waves online. The movie follows Robert Scott (who played Georgie in IT), a child who begins walking down a dark path. His mother Sarah (Taylor Schilling) is in denial as she tries to defend her son, but the trailer hints that she's in for a rude awakening. 

Nicholas McCarthy (At Devil’s Door) will direct the film, and speaking with EW, he stated, “When I sat down and read that script, for the first half, I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is [a] really interesting, and creepy, and twisted variation on the evil kid subgenre. But then the script just went to this place that I couldn’t believe and that’s what made me go from, ‘Here’s a movie I think might be cool’ to saying, ‘Here’s a movie that’s gotta be made,’ because where Jeff takes the story is truly unexpected.” The Prodigy is set to horrify audiences nationwide on February 8.