Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Horns: Daniel Radcliffe Grows A Pair

In 2010, author Joe Hill wrote a book called "Horns."  It was Hill's second novel and he filled wit with Gothic horror,  love, lies, murder,  theology, and a touch of comedy and  magical realism. 

Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter" franchise) stars as Ig Perrish. One year after the murder and rape of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple), Ig begins to sprout a pair of horns. Although there was not enough evidence to try or convict him, he is now the town pariah.  As the horns begin to form and grow, Ig finds that he has some uncanny powers with the town's people. He uses this power to figure out who the real murderer of his girlfriend.

"Horns" is directed by Alexandre Aja. Aja is both a producer and a writer as well as a director. His directorial credits include 2006's "The Hills Have Eyes," "Mirrors" in 2008, and "Piranha 3D" in 2010. Aja also co-wrote the screenplays for those films as well.

In the trailer below, Ig promises Merrin  to love her forever.  Then Ig's world turns upside down when she is murdered.  The town accuses him but he goes free.  As his horns begin to grow, the people of the town tend to tell him their darkest secrets, whether he wants to hear them or not.  At one point, reporters want an exclusive story from him and Ig promises them that if they fight it out amongst themselves, he will give the winner the story.  The strange part is that the people don't out-right string him up or burn him as a demon.

Just over two hours long, "Horns" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is making its US debut on Halloween, 2014.  

Movie Data
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Year:  2014
Staring:  Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Kelli Garner, Joe Anderson
Director: Alexandre Aja
Producer(s): Alexandre Aja, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Cathy Schulman
Writer: Keith Bunin, Joe Hill (novel)
Rating: Not Rated Yet
Running Time: 123 minutes
Release Date: 10/31/2014

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