Prodigy
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The Omen’s Damien would be super proud and devilishly delighted with Orion Pictures and Fons PR’s latest and terrifyingly fun event. On Jan. 29, expecting mothers in Austin, TX had the chance to check out an early screening of The Prodigy ahead of its upcoming release.

These soon to be terrified mommas were given special #WhatsWrongWithMiles masks in order to protect their eyes from the horror on screen.

Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.

Director, Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) was elated with the turnout of so many horror loving and expectant moms. “My first reaction when I learned there would be a pregnant-only screening of my movie was that this was the greatest day of my life.”

McCarthy went on to explain that it was the core precisely the core audience that the film was made for.

Not surprisingly the soon to be moms in attendance were thoroughly freaked out.

“My boyfriend already thinks children are creepy, this just creeped him out more.  I hope he loves our kid,” one mom said.

Hope all these moms end up with less evil sons than The Prodigy’s titular and evil, Miles. Or at the very least it served as a guide in the vein of Doctor Spock’s sage advice of the dos and don’ts of raising a child.

Everyone else, expecting or not, can check this one out when the bundle of joy that is The Prodigy hits theaters Feb. 8.