Horns review

All good films get two things right: pace and tone. You can have the most gorgeous visuals, best performances, incredibly well-written script, but if the director doesn’t keep the movie moving forward with a consistent feel, it can all fall apart. Alexandre Aja‘s Horns is a textbook example of this.

Based on a revered novel by Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King), Horns tells the story of a man named Iggy. Played by Daniel Radcliffe, Ig’s accused of killing his long time girlfriend (Juno Temple). His whole Northwestern hometown is sure he did it and, in his despair, Ig mysteriously begins growing a pair of horns. The horns give him incredible powers, and Ig uses them to try and solve the murder.

Right there, you can tell this is going to be difficult. How do you make a murder mystery with religious overtones, a pop sensibility, humor, and Harry Potter? The truth is there’s no real answer as Aja’s film combines lots of strong elements that never quite come together in a cohesive manner. Read More »

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This Halloween, audiences are going to have a chance to see Daniel Radcliffe become the devil. The fall holiday is when Alexandre Aja‘s latest film, Horns, hits theaters. Based on a book by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), Horns tells the story of Ignatius (Radcliffe), a man accused of murdering his girlfriend. In his despair, Ig sprouts horns from his forehead. As the horns continue to grow, everyone in town spills their darkest secrets to Ig as he tries to solve the mystery of what actually happened.

From what we saw at Comic-Con, the film looks like a delicate balance of horror, humor and romance. Now, a new international trailer is out that plays more on that fact. Check out the latest Horns trailer below. Read More »

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Eight Harry Potter movies never brought Daniel Radcliffe to Comic Con, but playing the devil did the trick. Radcliffe showed up in Hall H for Alexandre Aja‘s latest film, Horns, and with him, a brand new trailer. Watch the full Horns trailer below. Read More »

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Here’s the first teaser for the adaptation of Joe Hill‘s novel Horns, which comes from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Piranha 3D). Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ignatius, a guy whose girlfriend perishes under mysterious circumstances, leading most everyone to think Radcliffe is the person responsible. There’s more to it than that, and one of the story’s complications is that Ignatius grows horns, and finds that this new physical development also brings a power to compel others to admit hidden details about their lives. Juno Temple and Sabrina Carpenter also star in the film adapted by Keith Bunin; watch the Horns teaser below.

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It’s fun watching Daniel Radcliffe try out strange roles in the wake of Harry Potter’s finale. His latest is Horns, from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes), based on the book by Joe Hill. Radcliffe’s character is Ignatiaus “Ig” Perrish, accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend.

That’s a bad situation to be in, and from there things get weird. Ig wakes up one morning with horns growing from his forehead, and soon leans that they’re part of a new ability: Ig can force people to do things, and plans to use that power to uncover the real killer of his love. Read More »

What would happen if you woke up after a big night of partying with a massive hangover, a dead girlfriend and two horns on your head? We’ll soon find out when Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill‘s, novel Horns is brought for the big screen by Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja. Adapted by screenwriter Scott Bunin, the film is being set up at Mandate Pictures with hopes that Aja can direct it by summer 2012 before moving onto a sci-fi manga inspired film called Cobra. Read more after the jump. Read More »

For years, we’ve awaited developments on the planned feature adaptations of the two novels by author Joe Hill — the son of Stephen King — but studios continued to sit on the rights with little movement. Recently though, he caught a break with his comic book series Locke & Key, which Fox is bringing to the small screen under the supervision of showrunner Josh Friedman (the man behind Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And now he’s catching another one: Progress is finally being made on Mandalay Pictures’ adaptation of his bestseller Horns, about a man who wakes up one morning to find horns growing out of his head. Learn more after the break. Read More »

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It’s only within the last few years that the real identity of novelist and comic book writer Joe Hill has been revealed. He’s Stephen King‘s son, though for years Hill concealed that fact (his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King) in order to make his own fortune. Good for him, and now that he’s established to some extent and the truth is out, hopefully his family name only helps. Now he’s sold his novel Horns to Mandalay Pictures, which will develop it before hopefully selling the package to a studio for production. Read More »

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