Horns is a 2013 Canadian horror film co-produced and directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension; The Hills Have Eyes remake; Piranha 3D) from a screenplay by Keith Bunin, based on Joe Hill’s novel (Hill is Stephen King’s son).
The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman in Black), Max Minghella, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, and James Remar.
Horns is a Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures production.
Speaking to Indie Wire in Toronto, Daniel Radcliffe dexcribed the story as having “real horror and slasher horror elements but then has this incredible emotional love story in the middle of it.”
Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) is the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realises their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer…
“Predominantly a failure of tone, “Horns” has plenty of admirable traits and yet dooms itself from the outset. It’s an admirable conceit stuffed into far less subtle material”. Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“While this all begins as a kind of supernatural black comedy … the tone grows darker with each revelation”. John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
” … benefits from the helmer’s twisted sensibility, but suffers from a case of overall silliness”. Peter Debruge, Variety