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John and Sarah Bloom's (Peter Mooney and Taylor Schilling) eight-year-old son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) is highly intelligent but also displays disturbing behavior. They discover that Miles is possessed by something evil...or some''one''.

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John and Sarah Bloom's (Peter Mooney (Creator/PeterMooney and Taylor Schilling) Creator/TaylorSchilling) eight-year-old son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) (Creator/JacksonRobertScott) is highly intelligent but also displays disturbing behavior. They discover that Miles is possessed by something evil...or some''one''.

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* TheChessMaster: [[spoiler:Scarka!Miles comes up with a plan to control Dr. Jacobson within minutes in his bathroom.]]


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* MismatchedEyes: Miles has one blue eye and one hazel. [[spoiler:Just like Scarka]].

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* MaleFrontalNudity: The person shot at the beginning of the film [[note]] [[spoiler:Later revealed to be serial killer Edward Scarka]] [[/note]] is naked when the cops shoot him dead.

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* BatmanGambit: Sarah hopes that by [[spoiler:killing Margret]] that [[spoiler:Scarka will leave Miles's body,]] however, [[spoiler:this is exactly what Scarka wanted.]]


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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Sarah chases Miles down a field, hoping that Miles will answer her, but is greeted by this instead.]]
-->'''Sarah:''' Miles?
''[Sarah slowly approaches Miles]''
-->'''[[spoiler:Scarka!Miles]]: [[spoiler:[[YouAreTooLate It's too late.]]]]

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Judging by his speech to Sarah at the end, Scarka has been in control of Miles for a good 40 minutes of the movie, however, neither Sarah nor the audience know this until the last 3 minutes of the movie, where said speech was given.]]


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* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:By the end of the movie, Scarka has completely overtaken Miles's body.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Scarka!Miles]]:''' [[spoiler:That night you promised that you would always love him (Miles)? That was the last time he ever spoke to you.]]

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''The Prodigy'' is a 2019 horror film from director Nicholas [=McCarthy=].

John and Sarah Bloom's (Peter Mooney and Taylor Schilling) eight-year-old son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) is highly intelligent but also displays disturbing behavior. They discover that Miles is possessed by something evil...or some''one''.

Not to be confused with [[Music/TheProdigy the band]].
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!!This film provides examples of:
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Edward Scarka, a serial killer whose soul is reincarnated into Miles's body when he is born.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Not only does Scarka manage to kill Margaret in Miles's body, but he has taken complete control of the boy's body, and the boy that used to be Miles is gone.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Scarka succeeds in killing his escaped target and he now has control over Miles's body. Sarah is killed as well, while John is most likely going to have permanent brain damage, if he even wakes up from his coma.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Miles whispers "Go fuck yourself" in his sleep.
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:How Miles kills Tallulah the dog.]]
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Before learning what is really going on with Miles, he does things like crush spiders for fun.
* UnfinishedBusiness: [[spoiler:Sarah thinks that killing Scarka's last victim will get his soul out of her son. She is incorrect.]]
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