May 24, 2019
Genre(s): Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
In typical superhero fashion, Brightburn follows the adventures of a young boy from a far off alien planet who crash lands in rural America. The couple who finds him as an infant attempt to raise him into a good man while helping him learn to control the miraculous powers he develops as he grows.
Breaking with convention, however, the boy does not become a hero. Instead, his darker impulses begin to take hold, turning the normal rebelliousness and angst of growing up into a deadly and horrific nightmare. As his powers grow and things continue to get more out of hand, his parents must try to find a way to stop him while struggling to determine whether their son still has the potential for good inside him.